I love technology and gadgets. I love my blackberry (sorry iPhone users), email, blogs, etc. Lately, though, I am beginning to feel it is often more a pain in the ass, more of a hindrance, than it is anything else. What is it about this instant communication that really makes people communicate less in a way? We shoot off quick emails, send quick updates via twitter and facebook, check news updates like our life depended on it. It's all just getting old right now. All this technology seems to depersonalize correspondence in a way. When is the last time you received a handwritten letter that wasn't some to do list from your spouse? When was the last time you opened your mailbox and found something other than bills addressed to you? (For us, I think it was Christmas season).
I don't know. I'm just frustrated with technology right now, frustrated with how it is used and abused, frustrated how intent and meaning is often lost in written correspondence sometimes resulting in unintended meanings. Just frustrated. So, I am trying something new for a while. Aside from this blog (and yours, of course) I am disconnecting myself from my various email accounts, from facebook, from news alerts and updates and all the other random things that are just really pissing me off right now. I don't know how long it will last; I guess until I don't feel annoyed anymore.