We like technology

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Here’s the deal. Brett and I do love technology. We both have degrees in it (me just a minor, him a Bachelors and Masters). We spend a lot of time with our computers. We met on the internet. We put binary on our wedding invitations and plan to put it on our grave stone as well.

Which is why it’s kind of funny that we both, separately, thought that a series on Dilbert earlier this month was a little close to home.

Dilbert - 3 Dec 2014
Dilbert - 4 Dec 2014

We don’t even have basic cable (or Netflix of Hulu+ or any of those actually). And we don’t have texting as part of our phone plan either.

I started thinking about the technology we do have in our house now. We’ve been married for 5 years, which is a long time in the technology world. But the only technology items in our house that are newer than our marriage are Brett’s flip phone (bought the week after we got married), a set of computer speakers, the digital camera I got for Mother’s Day this year, and the new wireless router and adapter we bought a few months ago.

Both of our desk tops are older than our relationship (we’ll have known each other 9 years in January). I bought my netbook the month before we got engaged and my phone the year before (also a flip phone).

We are talking about doing something about our dinosaur-ness some time next year though. We’ll join this new modern age eventually.

7 shared thoughts about We like technology

  1. Denice says:
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    I am very slow coming into the tech age. I don’t text either, I keep my cell phone off and use the land line. I am not very computer literate.

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  2. HeidiAphrodite says:
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    I try to pretend that my phone isn’t my life, but it kind of is…

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  3. 1 person giggled

    I may be a fan of technology, but I don’t need the latest and greatest (I haven’t even updated my phone to the latest iOS yet, for no particular reason) and I certainly don’t judge you for your tech choices!

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  4. Mama g says:
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    I am a big fan of Skype . It helps me stay close to those that I don’t live close too. :D

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  5. Brett says:
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    Tech is expensive. I don’t know how all you people afford it.

    Actually I bought my desktop in December 2006, so I guess it kind of depends on when you consider the start of our relationship to be. Topic for another time. :brett:

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  6. Whitney says:
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    Those cartoons are cute! We don’t have smartphones, just can’t bring myself to buy one… I’m already attached to my iPad mini though, absolutely love it for church stuff!

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  7. Lena says:
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    I’m with Amanda – I don’t judge you based on your tech choices (or on anything else, for that matter.) And I miss my flip phone. I don’t have a smart phone, but when my flip phone died a tragic and premature death it was less expensive to get a non-flip phone, but oh what a sad day!

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