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Whoever said technology would simplify my life?

Written By: Gary on June 29, 2008 One Comment

I use tech to complicate my life and make it better. Not simpler. I’ve never felt that it simplifies my life. Tech gives me information, organizes me and entertains me.

If I used just a few tech tools, it could simplify my life. An answering machine simplified it. And a fax machine. But those are very 1/2 duplex technologies, more like Web -3.0

Other basic tools like a calendar and address book help to organize my life, and make it so I don’t need to remember things which makes my life a little easier.

Much of what unsimplifies life are the more interactive technologies, the ones that require a response, especially the ones that require a response quickly. E-mail is my biggest interactive technology, I’ve tried so many of the others and while I enjoy them they just take up so much time… Twitter, IM, and other chat-type services. I really like Seesmic, but it’s hard to get a feel for what’s going on with just a glance, you’ve got to watch the video’s to see what they’re about; there just isn’t enough of a description to know what the conversation is about (or what it’s become after multiple responses).

And then there are all the interactive ones that you’re just exploring, there is so much out there and it’s so time consuming it’s un-simplifying my life in that it’s taking away time from the rest of it.

With it I can do more than without it. Do I need to be doing more? Probably not, but some of what I’m able to explore and experience makes it worth it to me.

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One Response to “Whoever said technology would simplify my life?”

  1. Kris Hansen says on: 6 July 2008 at 5:43 pm

    I couldn’t agree more. I enjoy all the interactive stuff (like twitter, SL, skype, etc) but it hardly makes my life easier. But it sure is fun. And I have made some great friends over the years, kept in touch with others from years gone by (case in point, your blog) and many people I would never have met any other way. Those people have helped me gather information, make decisions about all sorts of things and help me along in life when I needed that too. The communities I am involved in with all these types of tools have broadened my horizons and made me a better person.

    Not a simple life but a colorful, deeper experience. That’s what I get at least.

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