Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The UTTER Madness of... Technology

Oh.  Good.  Lord.

Technology is making me insane.

Things move so fast in our world that mastering any one device or application or program means one will be left in the dust TOMORROW... not next year, next month, or even next week.  Tomorrow.

Think about how long it took for humankind to develop good indoor plumbing.  There were jumps and starts, forward and backward events, and lateral moves.  I fully expect that someone will develop a method of excreting waste that is perfectly sanitary and results in ZERO impact on our time schedules and our environment -- something catheter-like, but better.

Now think about music.  When I was little, my parents were using records and 8-track tapes.  By the time I chose music, we were using cassettes, and later, cds.  Now, music is digital, and you can do so much more with it.  When WE got music, we listened to it as we received it.  Now, we can manipulate it and play with it until it is not even recognizable. 

Change happens really fast.  For those of us who are old, and who learned technology by reading manuals and books, it is happening far too fast.  For the younger generation?  Well, it seems like they don't really care about WHY things are happening the way they are or how they are.  They mostly just care that the things they get are user-friendly.


I am still stuck in the world of wanting to know how and why things work before I use them.  It's not practical or even smart, but it's how I do things. 

Where the HELL is my stuff when it is in the cloud?