Social Media / Technology Committee
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by Pat Hoover
TAKE A BREAK! As an experienced tech user, early adopter and frequent beta tester, it may not be too surprising that I have frequently been subject to the dreaded disease of tech overload. Importantly, what I have experienced in long times past is at this point a very common experience for many of us.
Are you sometimes forced to navigate the byzantine computer generated telephone menu from hell when simply trying to get an answer to a simple question from someplace like Comcast? Has your email inbox gotten so out of control that you have to spend valuable minutes reviewing tons a trash email before finding the important email? Do you spend your time creating email filters, folders and keywords just to sort your email in order to make sense of it all? Have you found yourself spending countless hours on email record retrieval and review on various work issues?
Putting aside the more significant, and really nightmarish issues of cyber hacking, computer identity theft, and the intractable algorithms we must try and overcome nowadays, the fact is tech overload can also do us in if we let it. Our health and well-being will not long stand up to the barrage of technology endemic in today’s times.
Turn it off and walk away. Save yourself with a little common sense. If you are a person who feels the need to stay in a constant state of digital connectedness, I strongly advise you to reconsider. Take a break, please. Your family, friends and the ever-growing network of people around whom you digitally orbit - will understand. Your health and well-being will surely benefit from a regularly scheduled break from the ball and chain demands of today’s technology. Seriously. Think about it...
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