Sunday, October 29, 2006


Entry 72



The other night the electricity had gone off ... I was going to make some food remained from lunch warm; I put it in a plate and wanted to put it in the microwave oven that I suddenly remebered there was no electricity and I had to make the food warm on the stove, for a few minutes I really didn't know how to do it on the stove (something that I easily did in the past when we didn't have microwave ! ) ...
I put the food in a pot while thinking how it would become warm without being burned ... in the past it never burned, but I didn't remember what I did that it didn't burn !
Besides all the advantages of the modern technology, I think it's caused lots of damage to our creativity !
There is no doubt that modern technology has helped us a lotttt ...
In the past we used to wash the dishes ourselves: now the dishwasher does it for us & we can use that time for doing what we're interested in ...
We used to sit beside the telephone set & talk with others: now we do our work while talking on the cordless phone ...
But sometimes when we look back at the past, don't we think those times despite the lack of the modern technology were more enjoyable than now? ...
Don't we say to ourselves, " We didn't have anything, no cell phone, no satellite, no microwave, no Internet , but we enjoyed life more ... " ? ...

3 comments:

Dr O2 said...

I guess that's how we feel because the new technology with all it's advantages has paved the road for our Jobs to enter our houses. Home is no longer a place where you can relax & enjoy your family life but an extension to our daily jobs where we make up for the lack of time during the day. Ah Technology! I always suspected he is up to no good ;-)

Chackavak said...

Thanks DR O2 ... what you wrote is so true & interesting ...
Chackavak

Georg said...

Hi Skylark,

Why do you sing such a sad tune, this time?

The microwave and the cellphone have not been invented to make you happy but to simplify your life.

True happiness comes from within, only, exclusively. But if you cannot achieve this state for whatever reason, a microwave at least helps you to get some warmed-up but tasteless food, in no time.

But all these gadgets (the Americans call it technology) have their downside: try to make some roastbeef,
Micro doen't like and will not do it for you.

Same with money: it will not make you happy but at least is helps to endure misery.

There is just one device that might achieve true happiness and bliss (as
long as its works): the washing machine. Ask your mother!

Georg