Blaugust 11: The More You Have
I’m writing this post (and I’m saying “writing” in a loose sense as this will not be a post that is particularly well written) on my phone, because the internet connection on my computer has been very unreliable today. I blame the heat, because it’s ruined any chance I had of productivity today anyway.
I have to acknowledge that it is amazing that I can write a blog post on my phone. This one example shows how much we can do with our services these days. As long as I have service in my phone to upload, I can post anytime, anywhere if I want to.
At the same time, I am beyond frustrated that I can’t get my computer to cooperate long enough to write a blog post. Typing any more than a twitter-length amount of text on the phone is a sincerely annoying task. I also prefer the computer interface for WordPress vs the app. It’s easier to see all the features I want at one time, copy and paste text if I need to, and, of course, check how the post will look when other people are reading it.
And I won’t even go into trying to manage email, Facebook, etc. From my phone. It’s doable, but I don’t like it. I have long preferred using the computer, and tend to only use those apps on my phone if I’m out and about.
So even though I am able to do just about everything I need to, I am dissatisfied AF because I can’t do it using the device I want. All that I have, and I am having a very hard time thinking about anything but how stupid the internet is being.
Remember back before the internet? Maybe you watched a show or two on TV, read for a little while, or even TALKED TO PEOPLE to pass the time. We didn’t need to be connected to the entire world at any given time. Now, when the wireless connection is acting up, many people basically curse their existence. Woe is me!
We have so much but the infinite possibilities keep us from actually being content.
I really hope I don’t have to do this tomorrow.