I started thinking about this the other day when I had to update my e-mail address yet again at another site. It’s amazing how many places use your e-mail address as your user name. It’s a huge pain trying to remember all the sites you use especially when you get a new e-mail address like I did last year.
this got me to thinking of all the many places we now have accounts in
the Internet age. It wasn’t too long ago when you had just a few of
these. Remember you were told not to use the same user name and password
for different sites. And the big thing was to never ever never write
this information down. This was especially true of the password. Also
for the password it had to be something unique, something that people
couldn’t easily figure out (so not your birthday date).
in the here and now that isn’t all that practical anymore. I thought on
this for just a little while and came up with 15 places that I have some
sort of an account that requires a user name and password. How are you
possibly supposed to remember all of these without writing them down?
This is especially true if you are supposed to have a different user
name and password for every account you have.
That’s why using
you e-mail address as the user name makes things a little easier. That
is unless you’ve changed your e-mail address in the not too distant past
like I’ve done.
So the question is what to do to remember all
of these user names and passwords. And the logical response is I bet there’s an app for that. And
you’d be right. I did a search at the Apple App store and there are all
sorts of apps to store all your passwords while keeping
them safe. But of course there’s just one thing, there must be a
password to get access it. Where do you keep that one?