So a couple of weeks ago the computer that I’ve had since high school CRASHED HARD… all of my music, photos, documents… basically everything was gone. It took about a day or so for reality to set in and when it occurred to me that NOTHING was going to be able to be salvaged, I quite literally broke down into tears. All of the things I had spent years compiling onto my computer were no longer going to be directly at my fingertips. But whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?!?! I had done all the right things… always cleared my internet history and cache after every use… updated my software and scanned for viruses regularly… but clearly none of it mattered. Of course, about a week later I got over it (slightly). I had purchased a newer and better computer and was already getting used to its new features and apps. However, in the days in-between I had been subject to what I can describe only as technology withdrawals… Yeah, I still had my iPhone, my TV, etc… but my laptop has literally been such a crucial part of my collegiate life. Without it, I felt almost naked… but why? Why do we feel so damn bad when we lose or break something as truly unimportant as our computers or phones? Have we really become so dependent upon them?