Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Technology

I believe that technology is only as useful as it does not impede us in becoming better. Technology has long stood to me as progress, but lately I have been seeing it more and more hurting different individuals. What do I mean or what am I talking about?

Well recently I was in a church service and I saw several of my friends actively engaged in different activities on their cell phones. Besides being a great distraction to them, it also quite distracted me, the sound of the plastic cell phone’s buttons being impressed. I love technology as much as the next guy, but it has really been distracting me. I don’t judge my friends but I wonder how much those friends are getting out of the church service.

As technology becomes miniaturized technology becomes easier to bring everywhere and with that simpler less obtrusive access to it at all times, it will invade places we never would have accepted years ago. We make ourselves on call at all times and all places.

Sometimes I think about going on great excursions to some remote place to be alone. I consider such lengths, but in truth all I really need to do is turn off my cell phone, turn off my computers, and perhaps close the door in my room. I need times when technology will not intrude. One of those places is church, I don’t want outside communication.

I don’t mean for this to be an anti-technology rant. What I would like to express and what I do hope for is for people to carefully consider what role technology should play in their lives. Wether or not the technology they currently possess is blessing them or hurting them? If their are times when they are using technology and it takes away from the experience, turn it off or leave it at home.

You would never take your desktop computer to church bring a deck of cards and play solitaire. You would never take your laptop to church and sit and chat on facebook. Why is it okay for people to do it shamelessly on their cell phones. After all many of the cell phone models have more in common with a PC today then they do a phone. Look no further then Apple’s iPhone.

I will not claim to be a perfect shinning example of this. I have just been considering it a lot lately and I pledge to myself that I will ask myself the above questions often and make needed adjustments to have a better life.

Reviving my Blog

Well I have been thinking about reviving my blog for quite some time. My website www.brittonstanfill.com has been down, even though I still own the domain, I have not wanted to renew paying my host. Over the next couple of weeks I plan to migrate my older postings on onto this site.

Google Analytics say that my old site had approximately 1,180 visits, 2,773 page views, 155 unique visitors, visits from as far as Louveciennes & Paris - France, Coacalco Mexico, and 21 of the 50 States of the United States of America. I wanted to thank all of you who visited my old site. Especially those of you who left comments or made comments to me about my postings.