Friday, June 15, 2012

Technology vs Brains, Winner-Loser

Some days technology is wonderful, once you know how to use it. It's gloriously fast, efficient, and effective. Other days it can make me want to poke my own eyes out.

Tell me how many mistakes can pencil and paper make? Huh? Yeah, I thought so.

Okay, so the pencil can break, you have to keep sharpening it, a pen can run out of ink, the paper could tear, smudge, become illegible, or lost.

Computers and their ilk, however, are quite another expensive, annoying, make me feel stupid, story.

What's my problem, you ask? Well, I'll tell you. Most of these items need electricity to run, and when not plugged into an outlet periodically, run out of juice. Most of the time an items has run out at the moment I need to use it.

Technology is overrated.

Now, take art, for example. Real, honest, brush/paint/paper/canvas art. Plug it in the electric socket for it to do something? Nope. Plug me and my brain in to do something? Yes. Got it?

Herein lies the rub.

For the art to "work" my brain needs to function properly, which, on certain days, may not happen. But on those days that it works to it's optimum potential we are golden. Cameras, however, need charged batteries to photograph such moments. Charged fully one day, depleted the next.

And there you have it.


  1. Dear Dora,
    I love this post! Thank goodness, I'm not a computer person. But probably, the point is how we USE tech, not we serve tech.
    Cheers, Sadami


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