Wednesday 25 September 2013

WOW: Technology Time Out

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays

This week I am undergoing a major technology overhaul and update; not something I am enjoying. So many files, so much software, so many access user names and passwords. I really wonder how I acquired so much technology 'stuff'. I don't even like computers, and yet I find that I am on the computer more than ever, reading blogs more than ever, watching programs more than ever and even (although I still prefer hard copies) reading magazines more than I ever expected.

What about you?

When I think of the time and cost of all this technology, I really wonder how it got so serious without me noticing. It's moved into my life and I cant now see a time when it won't be there, demanding attention.

I try to keep a balance by having a no screen rule during the weekends, but often find myself looking up something quickly or getting directions. I wonder what would happen if there were no computers for 24 hours. Bliss or chaos?


  1. Well, I know it takes a lot of time!
    But... I also enjoy the communication between quilters all over the world!
    So I try to keep my internet-connection to a few moments spread out over the day...
    And sometimes when I really love my stitches I even forget all about it... :)
    Enjoy your stitches, love, Ria.

  2. Esther, I am with you... we spend alot of time online, blogging, reading, watching or reviewing tutorials, getting inspired, educating ourselves, talking to our grandchildren, sharing ideas. It never ends. I'm not quite sure what we would do without it -- maybe more applique ?

    Have a wonderful day!

  3. Bliss or chaos? BOTH....

  4. Good morning Esther, I started limiting myself to approximately 2 hours a day a couple of years ago. Then the (sob, but I'm not finished!) computer goes off.
    Amazing how I can prioritize computer time with the clock ticking.. :)
    all the best, Sharyn

  5. I totally hear you about the technology crush!

  6. It takes so much of my time to read my favorite blogs, and to do research online, but I'd be so lost without it all.

  7. The computer, a love hate affair?
    But without you and your computer we wouldn't have you and your beautiful quilts.
    So I thank you for taking the time :-)

  8. Sharyn, I love your idea but could never stick with it. Hmm I should consider trying though as I can often get 'lost' online...


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