Techno Hell

I’m experiencing a bit of technological hell. When I switched DSL providers from Earthlink to Verizon, it gummed up my email (which I finally ungummed thanks to the help of PJ Doland), after which Earthlink grabbed the line back, thereby terminating my internet service. Aaagh. I’ve been waiting for it to be turned back on for days…..That and the death of my PDA (which Dell promptly replaced, I’m pleased to say), the breakdown of my clothes washer and the subsequent flooding of my apartment, and more has led me to rethink the benefits of technology. Of course, a few days without internet service and clean clothes (not to mention the prospect of a toothache without modern dentistry) got me over that pretty quickly.