Luddite

Luddite /ˈlʌdʌɪt/ noun

1. DEROGATORY a person opposed to new technology or ways of working.”a small-minded Luddite resisting progress”

2. HISTORICAL a member of any of the bands of English workers who destroyed machinery, especially in cotton and woollen mills, that they believed was threatening their jobs (1811–16).

I’m not opposed to new technology, but I AM easily frustrated by it! I have a joke with my students that I have X-Men superpowers – I can cause technology to glitch sometimes JUST by walking past the computer! (I must use these powers only for good!).

Contrary to popular belief, I’m not opposed to new technology, but I AM easily frustrated by it!  I have a joke with my students that I have X-Men superpowers – I can cause technology to glitch sometimes JUST by walking past the computer!  (I must use these powers only for good!). Add to that, that I work at such a slow pace, that the frustration can be drawn out for some time.   This post is a prime example: just putting things in place on my blog, I realized that I was adding things as an edit to a sample page, and then realized, I had to get under the hood of my blog to actually start putting things in a place where they’d remain.  “I’ll just paste the text into a Google doc.” Google denies me starting a new document for 4-5 attempts. I reload pages in a system I use every day, to no avail, I shut my computer down, restart everything and… In the meantime, I decided to start dinner, got all involved in some prep for that, pet my dog who is recovering from surgery, sit back down here, and… NOW it works! 

But now… I want to make some food – something I’m actually good at!

I type this hoping that it saves, and I didn’t just waste another 10 minutes!