The Nightmare After Technology

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What’s this? What’s this?

A phone, a smartphone

Oh, look what you can access!

What’s this? what’s this?

A PC, A computer

Who knew what you could do here!

Oh, look over there!

A screen, a screen

Why, aren’t they everywhere!


Oh look!

You can chat with all kinds of people, even those from Spain!

Oh look!

Everything is so well explained

Oh look!

How easy it is to watch that game

that show

that film


Oh dear!

Look how time has gone

On this, I’ve spent way too long

Oh dear!

A crash? A crash?

I was just getting the hang of this!


Oh, listen.

Don’t you hear the silence?

So quiet

I’m not sure I like it.

This can’t be good.

Oh, dear.

6 Replies to “The Nightmare After Technology”

    1. Rachel, so glad you mentioned the song. I had never heard of it. But after a quick Google, I could sing along with Emma’s new lyrics.

      Emma – very clever approach to your personal tech reflection. Lots of fun and very insightful

  1. Emma, this twist on the song is really cool. I appreciate how you approached this assignment as something after technology, as opposed to what we all did! I love the differentiated approach.

  2. Hi, Emma!
    I got so excited seeing your title and clicking on your post did not disappoint!! What a creative way to share your experiences with technology! I’m also not sure if this was what you were intending or if I’m just reading into your post too much, but… I know this was a parody so the repeating “Oh look” and “Oh dear”s make sense, but for me, the repetition symbolized the overwhelming presence of technology that we’ve been surrounded by growing up. There’s always something new to look at. The “Oh dear”s at the end especially hit home because I can recall many moments where I’ve lost track of time due to technology. I love how you went about this prompt – I really related to it 🙂

    1. Brie,
      I wish I could claim the repetition was intentional, but I cannot. I do think that technology does have an overwhelming presence though I appreciate that you found even more meaning with this parody. 🙂

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