My Life Is A Password


What have our lives become?

It seems like every time I turn around I a creating a new log in and password for something. Either that, or I am trying to think up a new password because my current one has expired.  With the advent of the internet and smart phones, I feel all my life has become is one giant password.

Here are some bits I asked my friends and co-workers to contribute on the subject:

  • I forgot the password to my password keeper, to retrieve the password I forgot. I guess they are safe!

  • I put in my password to see who my date is going to be tonight.

  • I put in my password to see how much money I have -- wait, I put in my password to see how much money I don't have.

  • Some password security is getting ridiculous; my new password has to be twenty three characters long, I can not use the letter e, it must have two caps, three numbers that don't repeat, and I can't have used any of the digits or letters in the last twelve months!

  • Passwords have really changed. Once a five figure password was secure. Now, they're doing ten figures with a mix of numbers and letters [upper and lower case]. The wonder is that any one is able to remember them.

  • I have so many passwords that I do have to stash a password bible somewhere (in a very secret place so the bad people can't find it).

  • Over time, I've developed the ability to remember all of the passwords I use frequently, although I'm not sure where that talent came from as I often can't remember where I left my keys or my coffee cup.

But it's true, we live in password hell if we're connected to the internet in any way. Still, I wouldn't give it up, would you?