Thought for the day….”It is not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years”
“Knowledge comes from learning. Wisdom comes from living”
One of the big challenges now is that we are never disconnected. People are now suffering an onslaught of information at all hours of the day, and with tables and mobile phones, this continues even when they are not at work. Internet is available almost everywhere, and the mobile phone means that people are still connected even when they are on the beach or walking in the park. Not only are people able to be online continuously, but there is also an overload of information now. Some scientists are now saying that this constant stream of data is making it hard to concentrate, and is also causing increasing levels of stress. There is also the problem of trying to juggle all the different forms of technology, and to cope with all that information that is now bombarding us. So rather than making life easier for us, this technology is actually making life MORE difficult and stressful. People now believe that they have to answer a mobile phone call immediately, and that the email that has just arrived must be read instantly, whilst at the same time they are still bombarded by information from the internet. Some hotels are now advertising that they do NOT have internet, and also are advertising digital detox breaks. Always connected, and not a good thing.
Today’s photo comes from the lakefront in Pembroke, New Zealand, where there is also internet. Who needs it though with a view like this?
and another photo, the waterfront at Picton, South Island, New Zealand. From here ferries depart for the 3.5 hour trip to the North Island.
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Thought for the day….” Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something”.
“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but do not tell you what to see
I love technology. I really do. I was keen to install the new mCash mobile phone app so that I could pay electronically using my mobile phone. mCash is offered by a Norwegian bank, Sparebank1 so you would think that they would be ok with technology. Wrong. I ran into a problem from the start….despite having Sweden listed on the menus of the app, it would not send sms to a Swedish mobile number. So of course I contacted the mCash helpline but they are claiming that they cannot send messages (sms) to a Swedish phone. Despite asking them many times, they have been unable (or unwilling) to say why they cannot send a sms. What is even more surprising is that the same morons who set the mCash system up actually put Sweden as an option on the menus. And when you contact these people, who work in i.t (information technology) then you are left wondering how these morons actually got the job. So the people working in I.T are unable to explain or fix the simple challenge. I can send a sms to anywhere in the world, but the morons at mCash are either unwilling or incapable of doing this. And they are employed to work in I.T.
And why does any app like this demand access to ALL my contacts on my phone, and why does a payment app demand control over things like the flashlight on my phone? Very interesting to see the sort of permissions that apps like these demand. Needless to say, the app has been uninstalled. But I wonder how the morons at mCash keep their job. And how did they get their jobs in the first place?
Two photos of a sunrise at Riverton, in the far south of New Zealand……both taken on the same morning
and another photo from the archives….a simple photo that tells a story….
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