Monday, 07 January 2013
Technology can be such a good thing! I can't even remember the last time we had to look in the Yellow Pages to find out the address, hours, and phone number of a place before we left the house. Nowadays we can decide on a whim what we want and our cell phones give us instant access to all the information we need. Whether it's a restaurant, museum, retail store, or movie theater, we can just Google it (which is now a verb). Even if all it provides is the phone number so we can call them, it's better this way. Right?
Technology keeps us in contact with the whole world, instantly and constantly. But it has isolated us from the people who are physically close to us. We literally have access to the entire world right in our purse or pocket, but our kids and spouses sometimes go ignored.
I love having the internet, but when my husband pays more attention to his cell phone/tablet/laptop than he does the rest of the family, I can't help but stare at the computer like it is some sort of cruel mistress. And then he wonders why I don't jump at the chance to have sex with him every single night. Honey, I'm not a keyboard, you can't just press a few buttons and I'm all warmed up and ready to go.
So, are you the other woman (or man)? Or are you guilty of spending too much time online, yourself?