You know you are addicted to
You can't sit through an entire movie without having at least one
device on your body beep or buzz.
You think of the gadgets in your office as "friends", but
you forget to send your father a birthday card.
In computer shops, you eavesdrop on a salesman talking with
customers, butt in to correct him and spend 20 minutes answering the
customers' questions, while the salesman stands by silently, nodding
You say "digital compression" in a conversation without
thinking how strange your mouth feels saying it.
You constantly find yourself in groups of people to whom you say
"digital compression". Everyone understands what you mean
and you are not surprised or disappointed that you don't have to
You say "voice number" instead of "phone number"
as the majority of phone lines in any house are linked to
contraptions that talk to other contraptions.
You back up your data every day.
On holiday, you read a computer manual and turn the pages faster
than those who read John Grisham novels.
You go to trade shows and map out your path of the exhibit hall in
advance. But you can't give someone directions to your house without
looking up street names.
You would rather get more dots per inch than miles per gallon.
You are so knowledgeable about technology that you feel secure
enough to say "I don't know" when someone asks you a
technology question instead of feeling compelled to make something
You understand all these jokes.
If so, technology has taken over your life. We suggest you go lie
under a tree and write a haiku. And don't use a laptop.