Technology Dependence Makes Us Paranoid

Remember when I mentioned briefly about being technologically dependent? Well, I sure was introduced to this phenomenon in a practical way. Yesterday our internet connection was extremely slow, and today it completely died for half a day.

It’s quite amazing to see how the internet service provider can control my work so much. I couldn’t read emails or communicate with my team members. I started wondering if any indie is using two different service providers: one as a backup connection in case the primary connection dies.

We are giving lots of power to others. Just think about webhosting service provider, internet connection providers, communication channels, phone operators. Think about your hardware that might crash, backups, software problems, firewalls, virus protection – you name it. What if some of them go out-of-order for good?

It’s sure easy to go paranoid these days…

Juuso Hietalahti