Topic #31: What’s one piece of technology you can’t live without?

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What’s one piece of technology you can’t live without?

Bonus topics:  What technology do you wish would disappear from the world?

I no longer know what I could or could not live without. I don’t intend taking that to the wire to discover which of those things are essential to my survival either. Years back they put polio sufferers in an iron lung. Now that would be a grim piece of technology to be dependent upon.  Wonder whether I can find an image or article on that.

Yep. There they are. Tales of the Iron Lung.





I am surely glad I don’t have to rely on an Iron Lung to Live.


Back in my world, where I am fortunate enough to not need an iron lung, what pieces of technology do I live with. I lived for quite a long time in the 1970s in a tent on a beach in Far North Queensland and I lived at Hungry Head with gas lights and a kero fridge. Nowadays I enjoy the PC world and the world of the Net. Rather like cars as well.  Lets see what other people think.

Top 20 most irritating pieces of technology.

No. Forget it. I can’t get my thinking past the Iron Lung.

I will close with this little story which I enjoy. I was shopping in Grafton one day in 2009 and amongst my shopping was a Peach. Yes – a Peach. Plain and simple. Took it to the checkout.  Handed it over with my other goods only to find somewhat of a delay while Techonology attempted to identify said Peach.  Says I; “ Its a peach”.

Says Checkout Person, with a smile; “ I don’t need to know what its called anymore. I just need its number”. 

Now that was a reassuring concept.

I do actually like Technology. Love the Net and Computers. Rather fond of the Remote Control and the Mobile Phone. I don’t think enough attention is being paid to the Techonology of the Housekeeping. I would like to go to bed at night and waken to a fully cleaned house. They never seem to get that one quite right. I wonder why not.

Just for now, I am investigating the world of STEAMPUNK. Introduction courtesy the Niece.




I am formulating a Plan at the moment. Its to do with LETTERS IN THE SAND and its nefarious. But it is forming. Something to do with the technology of Colonial Australia and the move into the 20th Century. Starting perhaps with the wreck of the Rosedale.

One word to the Wise- don’t underestimate the StoryTeller.

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