Please… Set Me Free!

Mitch Schneider
May 14, 2021

I’m having a bad day. Two, really. It seems I’m being held hostage by technology. Held hostage and unable to escape!

I realize how absurd that sounds. But it’s how I feel.

I’m not sure when it started. A while ago, I guess. The only thing I am sure of is that it’s been going on for far too long.

This time, it’s having my smartphone suddenly quit ringing which didn’t help. Neither did having malware suddenly appear on my iPhone after searching the web to help my five-year-old granddaughter figure out why she could no longer get her Amazon Kid’s Fire tablet to work. (I guess we’re both being held hostage by Technology!)

All this and more came crashing down on me yesterday, along with a host of other technological problems I may have been ignoring in the hope they would suddenly disappear.

Now, no one knows how idiotic that may sound more than I do. I spent my entire professional life dealing with the aftermath of real problems my clients consciously chose to ignore. Never did any of those issues resolve themselves. Not once. They just compounded, getting exponentially worse with every passing moment. And that’s the basis for my current anxiety.

You see, along with the technology that has failed is the one thing that is supposed to protect you — a complete and current backup!

Hopefully, downloading the latest software will help. But we won’t know that until after the fourth call from Support comes through. In the meantime, we’re going on almost two days of aggravation and four hours of back-and-forth calls to rectify countless problems that have evidently accumulated over time.

So, Technology, whatever it is. Please set me free! I promise I’ll do whatever it takes. Whatever you ask.


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