Actually, I love technology. Grew up around it with my father working for United Airlines maintenance yards in South San Francisco in the 1960s – ’70s. He said he took me there as a baby to show me off…yeah, I *think* I remember something vaguely about that ;P
What I remember more is sitting on the couch watching in fascination as he cut his own slides and mounted them with a heat-press-thingy. He looked like he was having fun and I wanted to do it. He had a darkroom in the garage he also used to develop his own black and white photos. Next were his filing cabinets of photography equipment and cassette tapes. He made his own tape recordings of record albums to play in the car when he commuted to work every day. He always watched science programs and I was right there on the couch, sitting next to him, listening to the program and him talk. I probably asked questions, but don’t remember if I did.
Sadly, he passed away in December 1976. Star Wars came out in May 1977 and I know he would have loved the science fiction and technology sides of it. Every time there is a leap in computer, entertainment, medical or space tech, I think of him and know he would have been fascinated by how far and how fast we have come.
So there you are, I still love technology. And since I am, among many things, a website designer and mess around with throwing in the occasional software program and hard drive in my computer, it is a love/hate relationship. I love the breakthroughs…I HATE the malfunctioning software, the defective hard drives, the viruses and spam, BUT my generation created the internet and now it is so easy to keep in touch with those loved ones and friends that have had to move away. The trade-off is fair. I’ll live with it.
And in the meantime, I will review, rant and rave about all the neato things that are in our world of technology. I hope you’ll stick around to throw your opinion in too, on occassion. You’re welcome to it!