Technology can be great and it can also be cumbersome and annoying. I generally embrace technology and while I know I don’t use it to its’ greatest capabilities or capacities, I appreciate the ease and convenience it offers on a daily basis.
However with technology comes its’ pitfalls and minor or major irritations. Technology has opened up its’ own distinct set of tech pet peeves, many of which are shared by all who use it.
Battery Life Tech Pet Peeves Number One
A device with a solid battery life does add to its’ value in your everyday life. However as the devices age the battery life seems to experience quite a drop form its’ promised life. Low battery life equals carrying cables or having access to the appropriate cable for the matching device. This is when you appreciate the old school style landline: plug it in once and it works. Period. Exclamation mark. No muss, no fuss.
Who can understand the cable bill? Do you ever feel a person has intentionally designed the bill just so we will pay the bill and not ask questions. It is very difficult to ask a knowledgeable question when one needs a legend to translate the abbreviations and cablecompanyese on the bill. The length of the bill keeps getting longer as the companies now itemize all the charges which can be even more confusing. Add the phone bill as a tech pet peeve too.
In theory wireless printers should free your office and home from requiring the printer be placed by the computer so the cord will reach to the computer or laptop. Great idea! Except wireless printers are notoriously testy. We have two by different manufacturers and each is testy in its’ own way. Sometimes they both work perfectly and as intended. I wish sometimes would equate to usually work as intended, but hasn’t seemed to work that way. Connection issues, reset the printer, resend the IP address, reboot seems to the mode of operation. And of course this only occurs when you are in a hurry and absolutely must have a document printed.
Have you ever had a spammer hijack your phone with spam and scam texts? Nothing more irritating than telemarketing by text, particularly if your phone plan has limited amount of texts before paying an extra fee. Once they find your phone number they can be quite persistent which follows into a text alert which follows into irritation which follows into I definitely have no interest in your product.
Phone Addicted Friends
Seems like we all have them, friends you only know what they look like by the top of their heads. Whether driving, walking the dog or dining out, there heads are turned down and eyes are buried into the cell phone. It may have become such a lifestyle perhaps they don’t realize how it is irksome to their family and friends. Personally I like to visit with the actual friend, not visit with their hairstyle and hairline. This would be a consistent on my all time list of tech pet peeves.