For us, technology is our job.
For you, it might be work and/or recreation.
For many, it’s our life. And it can be ANNOYING.
Tom Merritt, in his TechRepublic article, did an informal poll of his friends in tech to find out what they find most annoying about tech these days.
Compare these to your own.
These are his top five annoyances in tech:
- Battery life. Batteries have gotten a lot better but they’re still not something you can forget about outside of a reader or a watch. In fact, with processors and storage at adequate levels, the battery is often the thing that drives many to replace a device. Especially as often it’s a lot of trouble to replace the battery.
- Software updates. Everything about them. The fact that they interrupt what you’re doing. The fact that they bug you with that little badge on the app icon. The fact that many updates cause things to get worse, not better. And yet, you should always do them, especially for security reasons. Software updates: Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em.
- Autocorrect. Who else is a bad typer, especially on mobile? And yet, autocorrect seems to introduce errors more often than it catches my mistakes. Autocorrect often sneaks in and changes words when you’re not looking! But Tom still says autocorrect is more auto than correct.
- Passwords. Tom has hope for this one. The FIDO alliance and all the major tech companies are moving toward a passwordless future, and he believes we can’t get there fast enough. Password managers and their integration into mobile have helped. But passwords can’t be gone too soon.
- The internet. Granted it makes all this tech compelling and useful. But it still does unfathomable things, like not letting you download that thing you must. Like work fine on your videoconference until the meeting actually starts then grind to a crawl. It’s really unfathomable that the internet works at all. But because it’s so good, it makes it so much more annoying when it goes bad.
Those are Tom Merrit’s annoyances. What are yours? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do to reduce the annoyance.