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.
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.