Thanks to everyone who took part in my first ever Rafflecopter. In sympathy with the rest of this post, my browser wouldn’t load Rafflecopter for half an hour. LOL. But I got it working, and the winners are Trix (GC) and Elena (ebook)! Congratulations!
Technology is a love-hate relationship for me. While I adore making things happen just with my mind (with the help of a few electronics), the transience — especially how easy it is to lose work — drives me nuts. I know I started this blog last week and had all sorts of great, Amazing, IRREPLACEABLE ideas, but naturally now I can’t find the file.
On the LOVE side, the Internet has opened a world of possibilities. Pictures (like those found at NASA, especially the Hubble pics), puzzles (this cover of Biting Nixie at Jigsaw Planet took me about 5 minutes to solve just now. Hey, I had to test it, right?), and most of all, research. The actual transcription of Joan of Arc’s 1431 trial is online. How cool is that?
Of course there are a lot of pitfalls. Cyberthieves, websites and emails designed to trap unwary Internet travelers. The aforementioned disappearing work.
But all in all, I have to say for me, the wonders of technology outweigh the pitfalls. If nothing else, the sheer fun of trying new things has to count for something.
Which brings me to my newest tech trial—Rafflecopter! I’m giving away a $15 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky winner to celebrate my first ever Rafflecopter! A second winner will get his or her choice of either two of my ebooks -or- one ebook by any of the Magical Musings authors whose pages are listed above. Enter below. Winners announced here on Monday.
So what about you? Tech: heaven or heck? What do you think?