Welcome to a wonderland of embarrassment.
WE rely on technology to give answers to life’s challenges, but what happens when our infallible gadgets fail? What happens when the failure is on our part? Ah, you’ve got to laugh.
The man versus machine conflict between technology and end- user leads to some hilarious and ironic circumstances.
We are at the mercy of our gadgets, and don’t they just know it.
If you’ve sent an intimate text message to the wrong person, seen a compromising photo of you online, or accidentally clicked ‘‘ reply all’’ on a personal email, you’re not alone. Where there’s technology, there’s a chance of techno- fail on humanity’s part. Where there’s a fail, there’s someone ready to take a screencapture photo and upload it for all the world to laugh at.
The rise of public- submission photo blogs has taken a really funny turn by cataloguing our humorous and humiliating moments working with machines.
Web humour sites such as ‘‘ FAIL Blog’’ and ‘‘ I Can Has Cheezburger’’ continue to grow in popularity, but this new niche in comedy- blog focuses specifically on the embarrassing things we do with our gadgets.
Because no matter how skilled you are at the wily ways of web culture, there always will be a cringeworthy moment when you ‘‘ headdesk’’ like the best of them.
Technology is a wonderland of potential embarrassment. Here are some tech laughs that should serve as a warning to double – or triple – read anything before you hit send.