Stupid Technology!

By Sara Vivas

Technology, it can be the death of us. Don’t get me wrong, I love all the new advances in the world. I mean, I don’t have an iPhone, so I can’t really talk about THAT, but come on, there are some really amazing things that our phones can do! I mean you can have a conversation with pictures and captions that’s erased in seconds. Before that, people would have to actually go find the person to have a conversation. Ugh, I really don’t have enough energy for that.

However, sometimes technology decides, “I’m too tired today, I’m going to let her suffer for a while; I’ll just sit here and not work.” For example, in class, I sat for 20 minutes waiting for the computer to log in! I type in my username and password, it says “welcome” and then decides that I am not welcome and that the domain is not correct. So, I type everything in slowly and carefully, press enter, and wait. And wait. And wait. Finally, it welcomes me back, only to change its mind once again. By now I’ve wasted about 15 minutes, and I need to write an entire newspaper article (not this one)! I end up getting a different computer and logging in. This one ends up working, but by now, it’s too late. I can’t write anything, I can’t even start the article.

Then we have these “Smart” Boards that work only about 25% of the time. We try to read or do notes from them, but with all the blinking, we can’t learn anything. Not to mention that it’s annoying as all get out. Am I the only one who gets headaches while the Smart Boards flash? Another problem with them is the calibration. To write on the correct part of the board, the pen has to be about three feet away from it. Then, only the red pen, or the blue pen, or the black or green pens work. Not all of them work at the same time, because that wouldn’t make any sense (she said, voice dripping with sarcasm).

Hopefully, in the future, we’ll be able to be transported to places and send holographic messages , but for now we’ll just have to suffer through the touchy world of technology.