Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Lost without my Laptop

Now that I am back in Australia after my amazing experience in Korea and in Bangkok I now have time to reflect on what I did. I have the time but not the technology.
when I left Bangkok my laptop, mobile phone and palm pilot got left behind at the hotel. It wasn't loaded into the transit van and I didn't realise until I got to the airport. By then it was too late to get it delivered to the airport.
So in between many many phone calls to Bangkok and to the courier in Australia, I have now been without my laptop for a week.
It has made me realise how much I do depend on it to do my work but also to function in my every day life.
With no laptop I have no address book for my emails, I don't have recent work (although thankfully I did back up important work before I left)
I don't have the regular software that I use in my teaching classes. I can't easily connect to the interactive whiteboard because I have to borrow a laptop.
It seems that everything that I do has added time and organisational things to be done.
It has made me think and reflect on just how much I do depend on it for my every day work.


darrel said...

Any wonder you haven't been on skype lately. I hope you get it back soon :)

Anne said...

Hopefully by tomorrow afternoon it will be in my hot little hand...To add to my list of things I am missing..you are right, Skype is one, then there is ITunes and my music and being able to update my Ipod. Then there are podcasts that I regularly listen to as well.

Simply Science said...

Yo Anne,

It's like the umbilical chord thing isn't it. My hard drive had a failure last week and I too have been without, http://johnp.wordpress.com/
woe-hits-followed-by-inspiration/ :). I have mine back now so hopefully yours will arrive post haste

Anne said...

I have it back now John and it's all in one piece. I can't imagine what it would be like to have your harddrive crash. I hope you managed to rescue your files. I have been thinking of posting a request on Ozteachers to see what other people do to make sure that they back up everything including emails etc.
I hope you had a great start to the year. I'm looking forward to following your progress. cheers