Rosie Perera on Loving Technology, Loving God

kinnon —  February 9, 2007 — 1 Comment

Rosie Perera spent 11 years with Microsoft and is one of the original developers of Microsoft Word. A number of years ago, she left Microsoft to go to Regent College where she got her Master of Christian Studies. Comment magazine has an interesting article of hers on Loving Technology, Loving God.

...I have a love-hate relationship with technology. I run my life from the computer, so I can’t live without it, but sometimes I wish I could. I get exhausted trying to keep up with the complexity of it all, and impatient with it when it doesn’t work. I suffer from information overload, and I have too many “e-correspondents” to keep up meaningfully with all of them. I use my computer to procrastinate, and it sometimes borders on an addiction that leads to impoverished “real life” relationships with others in my community, and with God. I worry about our overdependence on technology and about how we’re losing the ability to do things the “old fashioned” way when the technology fails.

Head over to Comment to read the entire article, it is well worth it.

UPDATE: My friend, Ed Brenegar has a good post on the Comment article.

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

One response to Rosie Perera on Loving Technology, Loving God

  1. She should start using a Mac – a lot less stressful!

    Sorry, but I could not help it – underhand pitch. I had to take a swing.

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