The Wonders of Technologyby Cypher Lx on 05/27/11
27 May 2011
On Sunday, I bought a new phone. I had an LG EnV. It took pictures and had a qwerty keyboard. It was a huge step up from the other phone it replaced. You know the kind. You had to punch a number key up to three or four times to get the letter you wanted when texting. But the EnV started having issues. For no apparent reason, it would turn off on its own. At first I thought it was the battery, but it would happen on a full charge. So now I have an HTC Thunderbolt. One of the newest models out there, it has 4G and a touch screen. I can download all sorts of cool free apps. Of course, I had to get Zombie, Run! I'll tell you, those zombies are everywhere. But here's the newest issue. With all the bells and whistles and the less than informative book that comes with it, there is an enormous learning curve. It took me forever to figure out how to assign a custom ringtone for the text messaging and equally as long for alarm clock notifications. And the weird thing? It decides on its own to go back to the defaults. Did my phone come with a special AI feature that no one bothered to tell me about? Did it decide that it was going to mess with my head? Technology is supposed to make our lives easier. That's the claim anyway. But with each new and more advanced technological device that I purchase, the more I am certain these expensive little things are out to drive me insane. So as much as I have considered getting a more compact laptop to make traveling with it easier so I can write spur of the moment, I'm thinking it might not be a good idea. The new laptop might up and steal my car just for a good laugh. I think I'll stick with what I've got for now. At least this one hasn't played any nasty tricks on me.