Monday, 8 September 2008

technology, technology, technology


Just how dependent are we on technology? I've been reflecting on the fact that when I first began in 'regional ministry' I had to give in and buy a mobile phone - I'd struggle to be without it now! I used a computer, but e-mail was only just mushrooming - now my letter-box is a fraction of what it what, but my inbox....! I didn;t have a PDA - if it crashes, I'm done for. The prompt for all this is rather depressing (o dear, that bad?) - my beloved macbook has gone into be sorted. Apparently some devious bit of software downloaded - no doubt from a microsoft source - has caused havoc. I'm just hoping I've backed up everything I need, but suspect a few things will be lost - not to mention having to re-start an address book (please Lord no!). En route to dropping the macbook into the shop, Emily (who i wa sropping off elsewhere) discovered she's left her mobile phone behind - so now I've dropped her the other side of Bristol and have no idea whether she'll be back home today, or not. Spare a thought and pray for me! (yopu can choose how). Now, back to the question - how dependent are we? (or do i just mean me?) I'm off to talk with a group of leaders tonight and have had to scrape something together because all the material I wanted was on my laptop and the PC wont read my files on the external hard drive. How did the Apostle Paul cope without it all?

2 comments:

Geoff Colmer said...

Oh no! - not a good scenario. And it was only last week that I was looking longingly at your Mac. Regardless of your experience, I'm still going in that direction. Hope you get it sorted soon.

Nigel Coles said...

Thanks Geoff - and others who've 'helpfully' e-mailed!