Let’s start with technology. You know that famous quote from the book A Tale of Two Cities? “It was the best of times. It was the worse of times.” Well, that quote pretty much sums up this age of technology. We are more efficient, but less attentive.Everything moves faster, but our minds move more slowly. We no longer memorize 7 digits because they are stored in our cellphones. God forbid if we lose our cellphones or lose the data in our cellphones! We wouldn’t be able to call our own mothers! The least we could do is memorize our mother’s phone number. Oh, and dad’s number, too. Oh, and our kids and grandparents… Yes, there are certain numbers you should just memorize.
Oh and don’t let me get on the subject of passwords. I have at least 10 passwords, maybe 15! I am so afraid of folks stealing my information and identity that I make them extremely complicated like 89Cab42Crackpot500Skittlez!!! Then I have to remember it by saying something like, “My 89 year old grandmother caught a cab on 42nd Street and the driver was a crackpot who ate 500 packs of skittles with a z!” Really? Do I real…ly have to go through all that because there are a few brilliant, misguided crackpots out there stealing identities? I mean if you are brilliant enough to become a hacker…why can’t you get a real job?
I had my identity stolen before. It took me months to get it straight. Months! And then guess what? Two years later, I realized it still was not resolved. What did I do about it? I robbed a bank and they got locked up!
Just kidding! I just changed all my passwords again! I don’t do on-line banking and I don’t pay my bills on-line. I am an old-fashion pen, stamp, and envelope girl.
So now I have a new password: Ifyoutrytostealmyidentitymydeceasedgreatgrandmotherwillbeinyourbedtonight
I figure if I start making passwords like that, the hackers will assume I am crazier than they are and just more on to the next person.
Well, readers be wise and be safe and have a great night!