What electronics can’t you live without? I’m amazed at how quickly things go from the luxury category to the necessary category. I admit it, what started on my list as a-would-be-nice-to-have, but I can manage without it, is now something I neeeeed. So don’t take away my electronics especially my cell phone, IPod, Kindle, and laptop.
A few days ago, I added the IPad to my collection, which by the way, is currently in the luxury category until I get more accustomed to it. How fast that will happen, I can’t say.
Now, all these things have presented another challenge: how to handle the many power/charging cords. Where do I store them, and how often do I need to use it to charge a particular item? Before I upgraded by cell, I used to charge it every other week, but ever since it got “smart,” I have to charge it every day. If I had a handful of teenagers living here, I’d probably have tread-like tendrils coming from all the wall sockets. I might even consider consulting with an electrician about getting this house “wired” for more convenience in this electronic age. But then, let’s not jump into something we don’t need. Yet.
Love or hate the electronic revolution. I have slowly hopped on the bandwagon, but once on, I’m not about to jump off. And I’m definitely not willing to go back to the era of analog TV where the highest channel number on the dial was 12 even though we had only four channels to choose from. I need my microwave oven, washer and dryer, and HD TV. And all my other stuff that has made my life easier and at the same time more complicated.
I could live in a tent, unconnected, but not for very long—a few days. Maybe. What about you? What can you not live without?