Have you ever seen the 70′s TV show Sanford and Son? Well, if you have not, you have missed out on a real piece of television history. As a child, I absolutely loved the show. It was a based on a father and son, and the craziness that surrounded their family junkyard. During our recent office vacation, I was reminded of this show….let me explain. While on vacation, our office had new computer cables run, and new computers installed. The old computers (12 plus years) had sadly, met their dimise. And for those of you who do not know, I love technology, but I especially like organization! Technology absolutely excites me, and the field of dentistry is constantly inundated with new technology everyday; new and improved office programs, patient education systems, and even ways to do in office procedures. So, as you can imagine, I was so excited about our new high speed computers, I could barely contain myself.
After a nice, relaxing, week long vacation, I returned to work Monday morning. I was refreshed, happy, and ready to solve the world’s dental problems. However, that came to a screetching halt as I walked into my office. No words could describe the massive chaos that had taken over. Sitting in middle of my office were ALL the old CPUs, what appeared to be thousands of cords, multiple mouses and screens everywhere. I was so completely overwhelmed by the mass of confusion in my office, that I could not even enjoy my new technology, because the old technology, and all it’s chaos had taken over! Sanford and Son had moved in, and I was not happy.
So, I did what most rational, middle-aged women would do; I shut my door and walked out. I was not going to let my old technology affect my new technology. After recovering from a mild temper tantrum, I entered my office, reorganized the mess and made a call to have the computers donated.
Technology truly is wonderful!!!