We were living on the outskirts of technological advance and we were excited and contented and honored to be part of The Future!
Maybe it’s just me, but it seems that we’re throwing the word “genius” around pretty haphazardly these days.
I, for one, am not very comfortable with our new digital assistant lifestyle simply because it doesn't enforce the common etiquette of manners observed in polite society. We, on our thrones of sentient thought, simply tell our digital underlings what to do.
When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to become a professional baseball player. I wanted to make a living playing a game that I loved. . .
. . . the disappointment I’ve seen lately when it comes to earnings reports for certain companies is getting out of control. No one seems happy with what appear to me to be incredible numbers. . .
People are upset that Amazon employees are listening in on our private conversations through our Alexa devices. I say it won’t be a problem much longer...
Modern alarm clocks and apps usually have a setting which allows them to become progressively louder or more obnoxious as the minutes tick away. I realized this morning that I have become this for my family, as my tone and language escalates . . .
A new built-in app has recently been telling me how many hours a day I spend using my phone. My numbers are VERY shocking and unsettling. Downright embarrassing really. . .
I always find it interesting when search engines like Google share the top search terms of the year. I also know they have the ability to break down searches by demographic type and wish they would share that info too. I would especially like to see what the "Evangelical" Christian population searches for around the … Continue reading “Evangelical” Search Terms
And then there’s this kind of tech-insanity: “Please enter your password:” ME: ChemistryRules “Sorry, that doesn’t match our records.” ME: Pretty sure it’s ChemistryRules “Sorry, that doesn’t match our records.” ME: I just entered this earlier today. It’s definitely (types slower) ChemistryRules “Sorry, that doesn’t match our records.” ME: "What is happening!" (Types one letter … Continue reading Password Fatigue Episode 2 – Still Fatigued
In which I am shamed by the fact that I need digital encouragement to perform a function as fundamental as moving. Or something.
If you're like most folks, these days, when more and more business is conducted online, you struggle with the sheer number of passwords that you're required to create and remember. If you’re like me, you often choose meaningful passwords, ones that are applicable to the current stage of life, but often even those expire, forcing … Continue reading Password Fatigue – 40by40
I was at the gas station the other day, and when the screen asked if I wanted a receipt, there were two options: >Yes >No Thank You Now, I guess my mother taught me well because I tend to say "Please" and "Thank You" whenever possible. Still, I think this is a bit presumptuous of our … Continue reading A Moment with Overly-Polite Technology // #2
I try to mind my manners, but come on!
In a rare Sunday edition (for no other reason than I am late), I bring you the weekly digest of items either too short, too eccentric, too dumb, or too-recycled-from-my-other-social-media feeds to warrant their own post. Parenting Analogy: Trying to get kids out of the house is, at times, like riding a bike underwater. IF the […]