10 signs that technology has taken over your life


  1. You have never sat through an entire movie without having at least one device on your body beep or buzz.
  2. You think of the gadgets in your office as 'friends', but you forget to send your father a birthday card.
  3. You disdain people who use low baud rates.
  4. When you go into a computer store, you eavesdrop on a salesperson talking with customers; and you butt in to correct him and spend the next twenty minutes answering the customers' questions, while the salesperson stands by silently, nodding his head.
  5. You sign Christmas cards by putting your email address next to your signature.
  6. You think jokes about being unable to program a VCR are stupid.
  7. On vacation, you are reading a computer manual and turning the pages faster than everyone else who is reading ordinary novels.
  8. You would rather get more dots per inch than miles per gallon.
  9. You know without a doubt that disks come in five-and-a-quarter and three-and-a-half-inch sizes.
  10. You have ended friendships because of irreconcilably different opinions about which is better the track ball or the track *pad*.