4/28/2008

Are You Technology Dependent?


Monty Mouse says:
"We are all dependent on the technological wonders of the day. We've become a part of them and them a part of us."


Ten Sure Signs You Are Technology Dependent

10. You need to fill out a form that must be typewritten, but you can't because there isn't one typewriter in your house --only computers with laser printers.

9. You would rather get more dots per inch than miles per gallon.

8. You rotate your screen savers more frequently than your automobile tires.

7. You think of the gadgets in your office as "friends," but you forget to send your father a birthday card.

6. You know Bill Gates' e-mail address, but you have to look up your own social security number.

5. On vacation, you are reading a computer manual and turning the pages faster than everyone else who is reading JohnGrisham novels.

4. The thought that a CD could refer to finance or music rarely enters your mind.

3. Your stationery is more cluttered than Warren Beatty's address book. The letterhead lists a fax number, e-mail addresses for two on-line services, and your Internet address, which spreads across the breadth of the letterhead and continues to the back. In essence, you have conceded that the first page of any letter you write is letterhead.

2. You have never sat through an entire movie without having at least one device on your body beep or buzz.

1. You sign Christmas cards by putting " :-) " next to your signature.


Monty Mouse also says:
"We spend way too much time on line."

You don't think that you do? A way to tell is if:

A friend calls and says, "How are you? Your phones have been busy for a year!"

  • You forgot how to work the TV remote control.

  • You see something funny and scream, "LOL, LOL."

  • You meet the mailman at the curb and swear he said YOU'VE GOT MAIL.

  • You sign off and your screen says you were on for 3 days and 45 minutes.

  • You fall asleep, but instead of dreams you get IMs.

  • You buy a laptop and a cell phone so you can have AOL in your car.

  • Tech support calls YOU for help.

  • You beg your friends to get an account so you can "hang out."

  • You get a second phone line just to call out for pizza.

  • You've tried to use your Google search to locate your misplaced car keys.

  • You purchase a vanity car license plate with your screen name on it.

  • You say "he he he he" or "heh heh heh" instead of laughing.

  • You say "SCROLL UP" when someone asks what it was you said.

  • You sneak away to your computer when everyone goes to sleep.

  • You talk on the phone with the same person you are sending an instant message to.

  • You look at an annoying person off-line and wish that you had your ignore button handy.

  • You start to experience "withdrawal" after not being online for a while.

  • "Where did the time go?"

  • You sit on AOL for 6 hours for that certain special person to sign on.

  • You get up in the morning and go online before getting your coffee.

  • .....You end your sentences with.....three or more periods.......

  • You've gone to an unstaffed AOL room to give tech support.

  • You think faster than the computer.

  • You enter a room and get greeted by 25 people with {{{hugs}}} and **kisses**.

  • Being called a "newbie" is a major insult to you.

  • You're on the phone and say BRB.

  • Your teacher or boss recommends a drug test for the blood shot eyes.

  • Your answering machine/voice mail sounds a little like this...."BRB. leave your S/N and I^ll TTYL ASAP".

  • You need to be pried from your computer by the Jaws-of-Life.



  • Monty Mouse, in closing adds:
    "Now don't be denying it. You know that it's all true!"

    No.143

    6 comments:

    Hale McKay said...

    How do like the new header? I hope you don't miss the smilies too much!

    Serena Joy said...

    I love Monty Mouse! I just may elope with him. That's a funny, funny post, dude.:-) Hey, I like the new header, too.

    Hale McKay said...

    SJ,

    Finally an image that fills out the header space. It also worked as a footer at the bottom of the page.

    I also found the "verb & Noun" limerick and thought it was a nice touch. The same goes for the "oxymoron" cartoon.

    I liked Monty Mouse too. I hope the fact that is trademarked doesn't become a problem.

    Hale McKay said...
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    Skunkfeathers said...

    Technologically dependent? Why not? That way, I am allowed to declaim to the world "darn fool piece of apparatus!" and blame the device for my mistakes ;)

    Hale McKay said...

    Skunk,

    It has to be the equipment. If they'd have designed it right in the first place, there'd be no mistakes.