The Power of Technology #It’s Six-Sentence Story Thursday Link Up

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Technology can be powerful. But it’s also like a spouse. You can’t live with it; you can’t live without it. If I had a dollar for every time I wanted to throw my computer, tablet, or iPhone out the window because it wasn’t working properly, I would probably have enough money to hire someone to develop technology that would always work. On the other hand, there are powerful companies like WordPress, who have demonstrated they don’t care about their customers by ending support for their much-loved classic editor. Then again, if everything worked the way it should, life would be boring, wouldn’t it?

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Thanks to Girlie on the Edge for inspiring the above with her six-sentence story prompt for this week. If you’d like to participate, click here.

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By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.

 

New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

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When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com.

19 thoughts on “The Power of Technology #It’s Six-Sentence Story Thursday Link Up”

    1. I know what you mean about the block editor. I just copy and paste my posts from a Word document. But there are some things I can do with the classic editor that I can’t seem to do with the block editor such as determining whether images are left, center, or right aligned. I also wish the block editor was as intuitive as the classic editor.

      For now, I edit my posts in the classic editor after creating them in the block editor. Once WordPress ends support for the classic editor, I’ll probably have to accept the fact that my posts won’t look the way they did when I edited them in the classic editor. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  1. Such a relatable post! I was in a mental crisis because of failing technology this afternoon, but then again life would be boring if we never encountered frustrations.

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  2. I have pretty much got used to the new editor, but WP have apparently followed in the way of Microsoft et al by removing functionality for no obvious reason.
    And complaining through their laughingly called ‘happiness engineers’ is like punching a sponge.

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      1. I have just had this exchange with WP:
        CEAyr: For the posts, previously we could search by date within a category (and other parameters, I think).
        You appear to have removed that functionality.
        As for media, there is no easy or drill-down search facility, it seems.
        If I don’t know the name of the image I have no chance.
        Am I correct, or am I missing something?

        WP: Yes, you are correct. Our interface has changed to simplify and provide a better and unified experience.

        So, in their world, reduced functionality equals ‘a better and unified experience’.
        Orwell must be spinning in his grave.

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  3. Oh, I don’t know.. I could get used to a little “boring”, lol. You know how I feel about WP’s BE, Abbie 😉
    It’s a little disturbing if you step back and remember life before the onslaught of so many “conveniences”, writing long hand was more the norm than not. But it’s one of those things, like you say about tech and it’s gadgets – can’t live with them, can’t live without! Somewhere along the line we need to remember the center, and keep balance. (had to write that out loud to remind myself!! :D)

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