in a time when we are all surrounded by technology, I sometimes feel like an alien preferring in lots of things still the analogue version. But on the other hand I really do love some digital things. I do like the internet for allowing me to connect with so many people all over the world… and I don’t like the internet because I get the feeling lots of people look for connections only there and loose their ability to keep up friendships in “real life”. Being online and staying up to date takes up so much time and because of that I noticed I have a problem connecting with people who do not have any analogue hobbies anymore. Or they do not know how to connect with me, being old fashioned in their eyes somehow…
My new cellphone is not “smart” I decided for another one, that can call and message and even take pictures, but does not have a thousand apps on it that take a lot of time and energy. I only need to recharge it about every 10 days. I like it better that way. Actually those smart phones… or pocket computers that can make calls, sometimes overwhelmed me. So I was happy my provider put those other cellphones back in stock.
I do own a digital camera that allows me to take great pictures for my blog, but I really like my analogue camera, with which I am still shooting on film, and sometimes wonder about the developed pictures because I cant remember what I wanted to photograph.
My calendar is still on paper, but I love excel to keep track of my spending habits and a lot of other things. I own analogue and computer based sewing machines… and both have their pros and cons. Even though I prefer my old electric sewing machines at least for buttonholes I love my computer based sewing machine, I would not like to miss that.
Because of all my moving in the past I love itunes and netflix, because they keep my dvd-collection small, and kindle, because I can carry around thousands of books in a small bag.
How about you? What technologies do you need in your life and which you do not like? Is sewing an analogue or an digital hobby? considering computer-y sewing machines and the online sewing community?
keep sewing and smiling