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Technophobia - what is it, have I got it and how do I get rid of it!

By Creative(54,965) Creative

Posted Friday, April 04, 2008
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Technophobia is possibly a made up term, made up that is by me to represent my 'phobia' of all things technical.
I am am course writing this slightly in jest. I do not avoid at all costs technical things and do not have panic attacks and run weeping into a dark empty corner when the mobile phone rings. But I do however dread with a passion any new gizzmo that promises to revolutionize how I do things and worse replaces and makes obsolete the nice safe, practically option less gizzmo I used quite happily before it.
I still remember the day when washing machines had just two knobs. One for on/off and the other for a choice of perhaps 3 programs. In fact, it may have even been the case one knob did all!
Not anymore, you get a digital screen, little touch pad button's and dozens of programs. They also seem designed to self destruct just before the very short  warranty expires and are built into your kitchen so that a repair requires a kitchen refit!
I am thirty something, yet already my children advise me when I talk about how things were different in my 'day' that 'that was in the olden days when everything was made of wood'. Not quite children..not quite!
Anyway, back to the phobia. I have recently been assembling a couple of eBooks (you can access them free via my home page here for a limited period) and have had tremendous trouble figuring out how to do it. It was little short of a nightmare, not made easy by the fact that I bought some eBook software that was allegedly designed for the complete novice!
I haven't ironed out all the creases yet, but I am getting there. You see ladies and gents while I do genuinely fear technology, I marvel at it's applications and I want the benefit of it so the cure is to get on with it, and tackle it head on. This is what I have been doing. It's been painful but I will soon be in recovery and hopefully enjoying the fruits of my labor.
So if you are a Technophobe like me, bite the bullet and get on with it!

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