Trapped in the Technology Tar Pit
Does this sort of thing happen to you?
The bus was late.
Over an hour. The car radio battery died while we waited, and the only fix is to disconnect the car battery and reconnect again.
The car radio fails too when the auto body shop works on my car. They blame Best Buy, citing improper installation. Best Buy blames the shop’s computer. Sigh. The radio gets fixed, again.
Now my phone won’t sync to the radio via blue tooth. Which means no hands-free calling, which means no calls in the car. And car time is useful time for calls.
I will go to Best Buy to straighten this all out.
There is nothing wrong with my 4S. But I just upgraded it to iOS 8, and eventually the operating system will outpace the hardware. I could let the operating system fall behind, but then app updates could cause conflicts.
When the iPhone 6 came out, Rich bought it immediately. I got his iPhone 5 hand-me-down.
I will migrate my phone number and apps over to the free iPhone 5 hand-me-down and straighten this all out.
I better get that done before asking Best Buy for help syncing my phone to the car radio. Otherwise I might have the same problem again with the new phone.
I will go to AT&T and straighten this all out. They do the migration service for free.
I’m halfway to the store and the darn thing is dead. I charged it, and it sat on my desk not being used. How long… I don’t know! But here it is dead.
I will go home to charge it up and straighten this all out.
The 4S uses the 30-pin cable connector. The 5 uses the Lightening connector. Where is that darn Lightening connector?
I will find the connector and straighten this all out…
And that’s what I call a Technology Tar Pit!
Technology Tar Pit: when the effort to keep up with baseline technology consumes more time and energy than is reasonable, leaving you overwhelmed and grumpy.