Kelly Epperson: In love with technology
I love technology. Love it with all my heart and soul. I do not understand it. I am not tech savvy. But I am head over heels.
That is the essence of true love. We don’t have to understand it; it just happens. And real love gives you wings to fly and allows you to grow. I’m flying and growing. Ah, if only technology could serenade me. Oh, but it does.
I have an MP3 player. I have audio files sent to me via e-mail. I have YouTube videos 24 hours a day. Music is always at hand, or in ears, because some tech genius cupid heard our wishes and made them come true. I listen to satellite radio online. When I hear a song from the ’70s that makes me swoon, I write it down and later download it from iTunes for my iPod. Bliss.
Yes, technology makes the world go round. The Internet is the world. I honestly do not think I can live without it. My work relies on it. I do jobs for people all over the country that I have never met because technology allows me to do so.
E-mail is my passion and possibly I love it too much. It is how I stay connected. Right now, I am with a client in California (sunny and lovely, by the way, flowers in bloom), so I send in my column via e-mail. Technology brings us all together.
My projects – hundreds of pages of writing – are stored on a stick the size of a lipstick. My photos, my everything, fit on a few sticks. My laptop is my tool and it can pick up wireless Internet everywhere I go. I can even buy the little doohickey thing that will allow me to be online in my car. Be still my heart!
No, I won’t type and drive, but I have committed the closely related sin of texting while driving.
Not too long ago, I did not text at all. Now, it is the No. 1 use of my cell phone. And talk about the goddess of technology! My little cell phone is a miracle. Love comes in small packages.
Never one to ogle gadgets, I am gaga for my tech devices now. They give us freedom. We can travel and not fall out of touch. We can learn new things, and when reminiscing, we can find the answers to things we used to know and now have forgotten.
Many people run their businesses with nothing more than a laptop and a cell phone. If I want to go to California, I can fulfill all my commitments while I’m away because of the miracle of technology. That gives peace of mind.
Like I said, I love technology. Love grows and changes. The landline telephone sits here on the desk looking large and forlorn. No one really uses it much anymore. But it paved the way for today’s tiny cell phones.
The big plasma screen in the hotel room is wonderful for watching movies. And what about the remote control? That’s technology we all take for granted in this century.
Because of technology, I am able to do so many things and I feel blessed. The only thing I need from home is hugs and kisses. Another advent of technology, air travel, will get me home soon enough to collect on real life love and affection. For now, I am content with what I have. Good night.
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