nod sympathetically at me. I’m a blogger so I guess part of my love of technology comes with the
territory. Plus, I can get the inspiration to blog at any time. So having my phone and tablet with me
at all times feels pretty essential. Plus, I never know when that important Tweet, Facebook post or
email might come in that I need to urgently respond to.
But are all of my gadgets and those little apps designed to increase my productivity as urgent and
essential as I think they are? Where is the line between simply being a technology fan and being
universe I left the house without any of my gadgets, I know it’s difficult to believe, but just how bad
could it be?
Facebook posts and emails and I may have to carry a little notebook around with me to jot down
ideas for blog posts, but the world clearly wouldn’t end.
Yet, despite knowing this I feel that my gadgets are a crucial part of my life. I don’t suffer panic
attacks if I forget them but leaving the house without them makes me feel a little uneasy, but this is
no different than if I forget my purse or my keys.
There are people out there, who are practically held hostage by their gadgets. Their lives are
dictated by their tech, and I wonder just how far down that line have I gone?
So, to find out as a sort of experiment to myself maybe I should leave all my gadgets at home a few
times, or only allow myself to take phone calls. Apart from the liberating, but possibly rather scary
effect of not being controlled by my phone and tablet, there are some home insurance
policies that can be invalidated if you do take your gadgets out of the house.
So it could be a financially sensible choice as well.
In a way, I’m comforted by the fact that I am thinking about whether I am actually obsessed with
technology. By wondering about the effects my fondness of gadgets might be having on me, the
more open I am to start looking at it and doing something about it, before it gets the chance to
become a serious obsession.