are we confusing "technical difficulties" with "technical ignorance" ?
To me, technical difficulties suggests that there is something not performing correctly with whatever technological device the person is using. This is NOT the same thing as technical ignorance, which suggests the thing not performing correctly is the USER, not the device.
I guess it just sounds better to blame an inanimate object, but if we're honest with ourselves we're not being fair to our technology with this kind of phrase. We should just own up to our own ignorance and apologize for not having learned how to use whatever technology we're using before this moment in time.
Song Of The Day:
Of course a country song is the best to sum up my thoughts on this subject. Trace Adkins' song "Don't Lie" is about a broken relationship, but he could just as easily be pleading for people to not be false about "technical difficulties."