Technology Catastrophe Update

In case you’re just tuning in, here’s what happened the other day.

Flash forward, 5:30pm today. I delicately removed my formerly soaked iPhone from its cozy rice bath, where it had spent the past 48 hours or so. I ever so carefully plugged it in.

Nothing happened.

Then, the faintest glow, of the battery recharge symbol. 15 seconds….30 seconds….45 seconds…

And there it was. The Apple logo, bright and clear as the day I got the phone and turned it on for the first time. 30 seconds….50 seconds…1 minute 20 seconds.

Home screen.

Amazing! Outstanding! Marvelous! The rice bath worked. It really, really worked! My husband is a genius!!!

As for my life without my precious mobile device the past two days? Not so bad.

Did I feel disconnected? Sure I did. Did the world end? Of course it didn’t. Did my productivity go down? Marginally.

The truth is though, I’m glad to have my technology back.

Does it seem ridiculous to you that I’m even writing this? After all, what’s the big deal? It’s just a tool. And as I’ve said before, it’s not about the tools. To some of you, it probably seems sort of silly that I’m putting so much emphasis on this event.

In the end, of course I could live without my technology. We all could.

What I do know is, I choose not to live without it. Because it adds a dimension of productivity, and connection, and fun to my work and my play. And I’m grateful that I get to have access to these wonderful tools.

And I’m not about to give it up any time soon.

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  • July 21, 2010 at 1:24 am

    Woohoo!!.. Glad to hear the Iphone survived its swim. Hope all continues to be fine after it recharges and you start using it again.

  • July 21, 2010 at 2:54 am

    The question is, does the touch screen work?

  • July 21, 2010 at 2:56 am

    Everything works just fine, Mark!



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