Addicted to Technology

The “CrackBerry” – a device so addictive it is nicknamed after a drug.

How much do we depend upon technology? When “BlackBerry users beset by second outage in a week”, some found out.

One in the article is so addicted to his BB, he is quoted as saying:

He added: “I go to sleep with it in my hands. It’s the first thing I do when I wake up in the middle of the night. It’s the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning.”

We seem to be out of balance in so many ways in this society. I also blogged about this in a different manner in “Outages and Such” on my other blog. It’s like we assume these electronic gizmos are always going to work as intended.

Have we lost something with all of this technology? Referring to my other article again, I think so. Why did it take the president of a company to stir people into action when their technology didn’t work? Is technology warping the way we look at things?


  1. "Simplify your life," I've heard from time to time in the church over the years.

    Maybe lists and calendars on pieces of paper are both simpler and better?!

  2. John D Carmack

    @Richard: I have to admit that there are times when I pondered much the same thing!