Its amazing the emotional and psychological pain we pass through when something bad happens to our gadgets. We have become so attached and glued to our gimmicks that our lives have become dependent on it – for some they actually do.
Something like a laptop crash, A loss or crash to storage devices like external HDD, memory card, flash drive etc. can cause significant pain. The results may range from a deep sigh to maybe cursing everything on your way or escalate to staying moody for a period of time.
Just recently I lost a memory card in a very funny an unconventional manner – the card was just removed from the phone and the phone was left. I was surprised at how deeply I was attached to that memory card. You see, it was an 8GB memory card in which I saved all my favorite music collections, then a separate folder contained scanned documents, PDF’s, books and some other important stuff (Thankfully most were saved in Dropbox).
I was moody for days. Not having to listen to music mehn! It was depressing. But hey I’ve moved on. This really got me thinking, are we overcome with technology? Can we rate how dependent we are on our gadgets? Are your gadgets your only source of joy, or rather solace?