Keeping up with technology

Perth, 15th August 2014

It has been a subject from time to time in my blog and I guess the older you get somehow the further you feel distanced from today’s technology. I try to embrace it as much as I can but I feel I am drifting away further and further from this IT world. I still use pen and paper to draw, I still converse normally with my company when in a restaurant rather than uploading the latest meals I consume to Facebook. I use Skype to keep in touch with my loved ones and my team, use a laptop with touch screen Windows 8 software, but you know what, even that is under threat because every now and then the computer of my mobile phone prompts me to update to a newer version of something. Even worse, you are being pressured to update it sooner rather than later otherwise your version will be obsolete and you can no longer use it with the risk to lose all related files and applications! For many this is probably a walk in the park but to me it feels like stress and pressure!

The internet and ease of global communication means that even time zones are blurred and people don’t realise at times that they contact you after hours (or perhaps they do!), but because you are “on line” you are appearing to be still available. Only last night I got a skype call just after midnight. While my laptop was switched off, my I-pad wasn’t and so I got rudely disturbed. Per definition now I do not respond to calls (certainly not work related) after hours. Some of the devices have the option to switch off ringtones after certain hours, but then you also cut yourself off from your immediate friends and family. So don’t be offended if I don’t reply to your calls or texts after certain hours…I have got a life too, have a great (and peaceful) weekend :)

Light watch 5-135: Here are some images that may put a little smile on your face to help you relax into your weekend…

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Push pull

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15. August 2014 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: light and health, light watch, lighting and culture, lighting design practice, lighting of the future | Leave a comment

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