I hate technology.
That’s not true. I love technology. I love the ease and convenience it brings. I can’t imagine going back to typewriters or princess phones. But right now I hate technology.
I was working away happily when I got a message that Word had decided to take a short break and would be back shortly. This did not amuse me. My new-ish laptop and I have not yet developed a solid working relationship, which is to say I don’t understand all the joys of Windows 8 yet. Like why Word would spontaneously stop working and why there is no bar on the left saying Here Are the Docs I Saved for You, Do You Want Them Back? (Note: it eventually showed up, but “eventually” wasn’t soon enough.)
The point is, I probably have to recreate some things unless I can talk George the Laptop into coughing up the data. But before I perform a laptop-Heimlich, I thought I would share with you the Ten Commandments of Technology in case you’re not up on Important Theology.
- That Which Goeth on the Internet Remaineth on the Internet
- Just Because Someone Else Posteth Something Doth Not Mean Thou Art Required to Repost It
- Thou Shall Plug in Thy Laptop if Thou Expecteth Thy Battery to Work
- Thou Shall Back Up Thy Work
- Thou Shall Not Punch Thine Laptop no matter how annoyed thou shalt be
- Someone Else Shall Always Have a Newer, Cooler Version of Technology. Thou mayest drool enviously, but thou shall not be getting a new device any time soon
- When Thou Watchest Cat Videos Thou Shalt Not Claimeth to be Studying
- Thou Art Smarter Than Thy Laptop
- Typing Thy Class Notes Is Not the Same as Studying and thou shalt not pretend it is (even to thyself)
- Thou Shall Be Kind to Tech Support Even When They Are Busy Not Solving Thy Problems. Techno-frustration shall be no reason for rudeness.
Hope you are having a techno-happy day, kiddo.