The Witch ≠ User of Technology rule that governs my life strikes again. I tried to connect to the Internet with my laptop and naturally, I’m getting modem errors. This happened last time I changed computers, and when I changed ISPs too.
There’s an oddball theory that runs around which I trip across every once in a while that suggests people who use energy in other ways have difficulty matching their energy to the kind of energies we use in our modern households. This includes things like lightbulbs, toaster ovens, VCRs, and computers.
For some people (read: technopagans) that’s patently ridiculous. For others (read: my husband), it’s not so far off the mark. He can’t even wear a watch without killing it. (Come to think of it, neither can my mother.) It’s got to be something about the electromagnetic field that everyone has (which is simply a product of being a biological machine); exactly what, though, I have no clue.
None of which explains my ability to use computers pretty decently, just not when it comes to connecting to the World Wide Web.
If anyone makes a crack about all things within the universe being a part of the Web anyway, I’ll deck ’em.