Posted by Tawny Weber Aug 14 2012, 2:30 am
I love technology! I really, really do. It makes my life easier. Except when it doesn’t. It offers a lot of fun. Except when it doesn’t. It’s pretty easy to figure out. Except when it isn’t. But then, I could say the same about my husband.
I’m admittedly one of those techno addicts. I have a laptop and docking station (and am shopping bigger monitors cuz my eyes are getting old and 22 inch just ain’t cutting it). I have an iPad, iPhone, iPod (iAddicted), and over the years have gone through various other techno gadgets on my way to my current happy place. Even though I learned to type on one, I can’t imagine writing on a typewriter. Especially not when the delete key is my best writing pal. And research? I love libraries-seriously!! But the internet has so much more instant research material available at 2am -which is always when I need it. I’ve even added my techno addiction to working out, needing the iPod for the music and my iPad for streaming workout videos (DailyBurn rocks).
So here’s my question about technology… What’s up with hackers and viruses and evil exploding messes that take out computers?
I’m a careful Internet user, a little obsessive about virus protection and use my delete/block function with regular glee. I back up everything in multiple places (thumb drive, email manuscript to myself and back up to offsite storage and to iCloud). You know, just in case. And I still get hit with viruses. I say it again: What is UP with that? How does it happen? Who on earth takes a mind clever enough to come up with this kind of heinous and wastes it on a non-profitable hobby like messing up other people’s computers. Wouldn’t it be more productive to use it to make money? Or create something. Or, heck, play video games for all I care. Just quit sending out sneaky viruses!
Can you tell I’ve been hit? Just yesterday, actually. I *thought* I’d eradicated the sneaky virus, too, but given that my computer shutdown three times while typing this blog, I’m guessing I haven’t won the battle yet.
Are you as frustrated as I am with the sneaky virus attack, malware, cookie spying, techno-headache stuff? Do you have a nasty virus story to share, and how’d you get through it (is there a support group?) Any techno protection tips or ideas? I’m so over this, I tell ya!
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