Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Modern Prayer for Modern Technology

Dear God,

You know how you made those electronically gifted people (some may call them geeks) who design wonderful electronic things for our entertainment, communication and education? That's great God, but,  could you have made the rest of equally gifted so we know how to use them?


I'm talking about how I still don't know how to download the appropriate apps and audiobooks to my iPod Touch.

Plus, I don't know how to use the VCR player that's now hooked up to my cable box. And now that I have been gifted with an actual DVD player, I would like to be able to use that too. There are too many cables and too many buttons on too many remotes.

Now, God, I realize these are first world problems, and you are busy healing sick people and granting mercy left and right, but if you could somehow give me a vision or a teen-ager that could solve these electronic problems, I'd be thankful.

I'm ready to cry out of frustration, and would feel extremely stupid crying over such a problem. But it's a problem.

So if you could some how make my intelligence catch up with technological advances, I would be grateful.  In the meantime, I'll just have a temper tantrum in the privacy of my home.


Rebecca said...

Oh technology - great when it works, horrible when it doesn't work (and I count not understanding it as it not working). I tend to be pretty "tech" savvy, so I wish I was closer to help you! Not much frustrates me more than when the inanimate objects in my life do not work right.

Surely there will be a geek-Saint to intercede for us eventually, right?

Becky said...

I wish I could have my brother call you and talk you through it. He's very gifted (geek) with technology. We go to him for everything technical.

Have you tried googling your question (what it might be that you're stuck on)? It sometimes brings you to a forum where people help each other with whatever they're struggling with. I do a google on everything and I usually get what I need.

Try also googling the brand of the DVD on "how to hook up _________." You never know, it might work.

Good luck. :-(

Lena said...

I will try googling.

Lena said...

Rebecca, yes I hope the technology saint comes soon whoever he or she may be.

All in His Perfect Timing said...

I am also technologically challenged. It sucks. If there is a Geek Saint, I'm all ears too. :-)