Humor: Technology and Mother’s Day – or technology is now our mother

Humor: Technology and Mother’s Day – or technology is now our mother
Sunday is Mother’s Day. Did you forget? Where there is arguably still plenty of time to get a card or some flowers for her if you are planning a visit.

Ah Mother’s Day, a time to reminisce of the days when mom could be relied upon to nag the heck out of you from getting homework done to cleaning your room. Yep, we couldn’t wait to grow-up and be free of “go play outside,” or “did you do your homework?”

Then it happened, we went off to college or moved out when we got that job, finally we were free to do what we wanted, when we wanted, and without the telltale rantings of “mom,” echoing in our thoughts. Freedom!

Granted, not everything mom said was a nag, nothing sounds like mom like her saying “I love you,” or “I’m proud of you,” and of course, nothing, nothing, beats mom’s cooking.

As hard as it may be to imagine however, when we left the nest, we did find a new surrogate mother of sorts. Technology now reminds us to do the things we used to hate hearing as kids. Our watches tell us when to stand up, our social media tells us how good we’re doing, and Google probably knows us better than mom ever did.

Happy Mother’s Day!

source: The Joy of Tech



1. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Nice message but we do have the control to not let social media nor smartphones govern our lives but that requires dedication and sometimes is not so easy to pull off

2. Tanujtiwari

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I love both the moms

3. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

"We know you better than your own mother." It's not a joke, it's true.

7. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

sincerely - The NSA

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

More like differences between technology and you in-laws.

5. gaming64 unregistered

I find it ironic that the comic only features Apple phones -_-

8. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Aww. Don't forget the Roomba and other weird speaker thing from Amazon no one wanted.

6. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Very funny and somehow true :(

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless