Before I get into Cassy's blog today,I want to remind the thirty finalists that you have until 5 PM Central time tonight to get me your final line of the first chapter. Send to email@example.com
Here's Cassy's blog.
I am sitting up in bed tapping the the little letters on my iPhone to create today's post. I had to first swallow annoyance and frustration before I was able to begin. I am traveling. My hotel offers Internet, but of course the cable is not compatible with my laptop- no wireless. Okay, I thought, my iPhone has access to the Web. I'll post from there.
Nope, I couldn't make it work to write on out blog. After pacing around the room, I got onto Yahoo and am now writing this to our private loop. One of my co-bloggers will cut and paste this to the blog.
This got me thinking about our incredible dependency on technology. What does it mean when we need back-up systems for our back-ups? Our computers travel with us. Our phones let us surf the Web, find directions, store all our contact information, and well, you know the list.
Sitting on the desk in my hotel room are three power cords. Three! They take up a lot of space in my bag. One is for my laptop, one for my phone, one for my Nook. I can't go far without my wires.
As we increase our creative technology, I come to the conclusion we also have increased our reliance on these objects. We are tethered.
I'd love to hear your stories. What was the nuttiest situation you faced when challenged by a machine? I apologize this is short today. I'm typing with one thumb, and I need to plug in my phone before it's out of juice.
I was impressed with how isolated I immediately felt when I realized I couldn't log on.