The 10 Tech Commandments

Charlton Heston

Charlton HestonThe original 10 Commandments served us well for quite some time, but in these Modern Times, I modestly propose an electronic update – 10 tech commandments – to the stone tablets Moses first delivered!

Yes, in the “good” old days, the world was simpler, slower-paced, easier to understand or at least, so we recall.

In today’s fast-moving tech world, we oldsters need new guidelines to navigate the world AND the worldwide web. And I think our kids could also benefit from a few guidelines. In fact, you might want to specifically show them Tech Commandment Number 5. Better yet – needlepoint it on a pillow for their bedroom.

Thou shall have no other Gods but me. Thou shalt use no search engines but Google.
Thou shall not make for yourself any idol, nor bow down to it or worship it. Thou shalt not Photoshop thy own pictures beyond recognition.
Thou shall not misuse the name of the Lord, your God. Thou shall not take Alexa’s name in vain.
Thou shall remember and keep the Sabbath day holy. Thou shall not Snapchat during the High Holidays.
Thou shall respect your father and mother. Thou shall not ignore thy parents’ text messages or emails.
Thou shall not commit murder. Still a good rule. (No update required.)
Thou shall not commit adultery. Thou shall not post false Facebook status updates.
Thou shall not steal. Thou shalt not plagiarize source material.
Thou shall not give false witness against your neighbor. Thou shall not “reply all” to a group message – EVER!!!
Thou shall not be envious of your neighbor’s house
nor his wife, nor anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s Wi-Fi.

Well, those are my modest suggestions. Thoughts/recommendations on additional tech commandments?

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