Too much technology?

October 19, 2005 — 2 Comments

The new computer is loaded up and I am back in the saddle. All in all, it was a fairly painless process.

At the risk of being accused of being a Luddite, sometimes I wonder if my constant access to technology is such a good thing. The other day I was driving somewhere while talking on my cell phone and I thought, “You know, 10 years ago, I would just be enjoying some quiet time alone in the car right now.”

Today I read about the VisionMirror. It is a mirror iwth a TV built in. When it is turned off, it functions like a normal mirror (imagine that!). When turned on, this water-proof factory-made TV mirror will not only show you broadband, sattelite and/or cale television, but it will also accept a computer signal as well (which means you can read your e-mail while going big-boy-pottie).

Tell me, is there a need for more TV viewing and computer-using opportunities in the bathroom? I have been getting along fine for years with just book, magazines, and the occasional sports page. I guess it could be good when you have to “go” somewhere in the middle of your favorite show. Of course, you could just get a Tivo.

Anyway, enough ranting about technology. I need to get back to checking my e-mail while listening to a podcast on iTunes as I read Seth Godin’s latest on-line book.

Pat Callahan

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2 responses to Too much technology?

  1. Just wait until the bathroom mirror is offered in HDTV. Then they'll begin to line up in droves.

  2. Rich Kirkpatrick October 19, 2005 at 4:50 pm

    Very funny! I just discovered taking pictures with my cell phone and emailing them from my phone. Some of us like being a little bit geeky, I guess.

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