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Ten Technology Truths I Have Come To Rely Upon


I like to think I’m a pretty savvy technology user, but sometimes Big Brother gets the best of me. I call my husband the Technology Gestapo because, well, he sort of is. He forgets that my son and I are on the cutting edge of technology because he puts us there. For the most part, we can keep up … but when it comes to setting up things on my own, forget it. I just smile and remind him that it’s his job to keep me on the grid.

I wonder what’ll happen if he ever balks. Until then, here are a couple of universal truths I’ve established.

  1. Don’t panic … you can undo most mistakes in any application with
    CTRL + Z. Mostly.
  2. Do not arbitrarily hit the ‘OK’ button on error pop-up windows. Your computer will eventually freeze up and your husband will kill you.
  3. Neither your fist, nor your foot, is approved computer support tools
  4. Restarting your computer doesn’t always work.
  5. There is no guide dumbed down enough for me to use QuickBooks. I’m a writer, not an adder.
  6. No matter how many times my husband shows me how to use the universal remote, I still hand it to my son to do for me.
  7. If my husband ever dies or leaves us, we will be in the dark because he’s got the damned lights programmed in a central remote control timer that’s smarter than me.
  8. Granola cookies soothe even the most savage of beasts … so if you accidentally empty the Recycle bin on your desktop and realize an hour later you’ve lost something you desperately need, freshly baked cookies are a nice touch.
  9. As long as I keep the apps updated on my iPhone and my iPad, I avert nuclear meltdown and global thermonuclear war with the mister—it’s one less thing he has to maintain.
  10. Sleeping with the tech guy will not make you a computing genius. Neither will marrying him. But it sure is fun to try!

Author: Dolly R. Sickles

Writer, mother, wife, adventurer, agent of change, advocate, ally, volunteer, instructor ... I'm never bored. I write contemporary romance and romantic suspense under the name Becky Moore, and children’s literature under the name Dolly Dozier. You can also check me out at MacMillan Publishing’s Heroes & Heartbreakers, where I’m a romance blogger. During the fall and spring, you can find me in the classroom teaching other folks how to follow their dreams or how to fund their community outreach at Wake Technical Community College, and Central Carolina Community College. During the summer and at random times during the year, I'm out adventuring with my family.

2 thoughts on “Ten Technology Truths I Have Come To Rely Upon

  1. I discover that I fail to update anything on a regular basis. My own guru has had several severe things to say to me about the situation. Thank goodness for family connections 🙂

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