I kind of hate that we're slaves to technology, but on the other had, if we weren't we wouldn't be able to keep in touch with people afar, we wouldn't make friends across the globe via blogging/twitter what have you's and we would probably live a much slower paced life.
On one hand I love being a slave technology, I mean, we love our computers, we love our phones and all the other gadgets that come along with life now.
But on the other hand, I hate it. Mainly because when it fails on us it really really really really sucks.
I'm a Blackberry user, mainly for the buttons, amazing email and BBM. A couple of days ago a little icon showed up on my phone saying that I needed to update it. I clicked on it and it said to set aside two hours to download.
So... last night before bed I hit the install button.
Not really thinking anything of it... I went to bed.
This morning, I woke up and the phone was frozen at 8%. I tried everything I could to get it to stop downloading and turn back on but notta.
After a painful call with Telus they told me it had to be sent away and that I likely lost all of my photos. All of my contacts. All of my texts. Everything.
Good thing I backed my phone up, right? Wrong. Nope. Notta. Nothing.
So I went to the mall and they handed me an ancient loaner phone and I wanted to cry.
Not only am I frustrated that I have to rebuild my cell contacts that nobody ever seems to respond to when you update your Facebook status, but I work in a community where I have been building up phone numbers for MONTHS.
It probably would have made sense that I would back up my phone regularly, but I really only cared about my contacts and I honestly thought that the new SIM cards kept your contacts safe. Wrong again.
So here I am stuck with an old Blackberry waiting for my friends to readd me loading up my really old Blackberry hoping to restore maybe half of my contacts...sulking.
Well at least on the positive side of things, work just bought me an iPad last week (my name for Draw Something, Words with Friends and Instagram is missamysmiles) and I'm getting a Macbook Pro next week as well (from work).
Once the iPhone 5 comes out I think I'll be making the final switch over to be the Apple person I should be. Damn you autocorrect already.
Until then... I'm sulking over my Blackberry fail of the month.
Now go back up your phone.