When Tech Goes Bad

If you’ll indulge me for a bit, I’d like to vent about what happens when tech fails us? I’m sure we can all think of examples of this. Maybe your laptop crashed, or the web page you are trying to get to refuses to load.

I’ve been dealing with a little bit different situation. I use an elliptical machine to work out on 5 days out of the week. It’s a great thing to have in a homeschool. Not only does it help me to stay in shape so I can hopefully keep up with my kids, but they can climb on and workout as well. It’s a great machine, when it’s working properly!

Ours has not been working like it should. It has some pretty advanced technology for a mid priced exercise machine. There is a pre-programmed SD card that you can plug in to have a “trainer” talk you through a workout. It automatically adjusts the resistance and pace for you as you are doing the program. I believe this SD card is what is causing the computer in the machine to wig out on us. It is extremely frustrating to be all geared up for a good workout and then have the tech in the machine you are using refuse to cooperate.

How do you deal with it when tech goes bad for you? Do you look for a low tech alternative? Or do you decide that it is not worth the effort?

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