I was a bit unsettled by how it felt yesterday when I came to work only to find my Gateway laptop couldn’t / wouldn’t acquire an IP address in order to get onto the network. I poked my head out of the office to ask if I was the only one with the problem, but it seemed everyone else was well into their morning email and calendar checking. After all my usual troubleshooting failed to rectify the problem, I called the help desk who insisted that I re-do all of the usual troubleshooting steps I’d already tried. Still nothing.
Having my Smart(?)phone die last weekend, and now having no access to Exchange or Google to check my calendar, I sat paralyzed. I was certain I had an appointment coming up, but I couldn’t recall what it was…
Ultimately, common sense prevailed and I snuck into the principal’s office and used his computer to print a copy of my Google Calendar, but I must say I was none too pleased with the helpless feeling of not knowing what to do or where to go. Nor was I ready to come to terms so suddenly with my complete and utter dependence on technology to help me manage my time.
Now, where did I put my planner?