Some days technology is my BFF. Today is not one of those daysDear Kid,

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.

  1. That Which Goeth on the Internet Remaineth on the Internet
  2. Just Because Someone Else Posteth Something Doth Not Mean Thou Art Required to Repost It
  3. Thou Shall Plug in Thy Laptop if Thou Expecteth Thy Battery to Work
  4. Thou Shall Back Up Thy Work
  5. Thou Shall Not Punch Thine Laptop no matter how annoyed thou shalt be
  6. 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
  7. When Thou Watchest Cat Videos Thou Shalt Not Claimeth to be Studying
  8. Thou Art Smarter Than Thy Laptop
  9. Typing Thy Class Notes Is Not the Same as Studying and thou shalt not pretend it is (even to thyself)
  10. 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.

Love, Mom