Are you tech-phobic?
When I worked as a bookkeeper at the phone-repair shop, I would often find myself wander over to the repair desk where phones with cracked screens, dead batteries, and a wide array of problems would sit. If you have thought I know how to fix that, you’d be wrong. That’s something I would never dare to do and that’s cracking a device – phone, laptop, or tablet – open and try to figure out what in the world is going on inside.
I was often impressed by the boys who worked at that desk. They would crack open a phone or a tablet, examine the inside with a giant microscope, and come to a conclusion moment later that it was a burnt wire that caused the device to stop working. As detail-oriented as I am, I’m not sure I would’ve figure that out.
So to answer the question, I am tech-phobic only to a certain point. If it’s a laptop with a software issue, I’m not afraid to go and figure out the problem and fix it but if it’s a phone or tablet, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a hardware or software, I refuse to even touch the thing.
What is your relationship with technology? Do you find it easy to master new tech or is it difficult for you?
I have a complicated relationship with technology. There are some new tech that takes me seconds to master while there are some that takes me longer.
Like the curling iron, you may not think that’s technology but it is, there are buttons I must push, settings I must set in order to not burn my hair to a crisp. Even after 5 years, I still have trouble operating a curling iron. I think a phone or a computer is easier to operate than a curling iron.