It all seems so easy,
a typewriter that shows you in color what you are doing right?
A marvelous little thing that you can take everywhere, hook in turn on and GO!
Yet, there are times I would just throw it in the pool in a hot second if I didn’t use that marvelous coping skill and executive functioning of the brain!
And I watch on planes as folks pull out their Ipads, Iphones, I this and that and type, text, and play the latest games to help the time go by.
They are busy, folks on the go and on the “fly” most of the time preferring to engage with screens of all sizes and shapes rather than with face to face contact or telephones with cords now seeming extinct!
I rather am coming to enjoy the game of jewel quest myself, finding that my brain just zones out for awhile, forgetting about the stress of the world, the computer that glitches and those who tell me that the error is to be found from the one who sits in the chair with hands that touch the keys rather than the hard or soft drives!
Smart phones that appear smarter than the user with data plans that no one understands and cost more than the electric bill yet everyone seems to afford one.
They can get you in touch with email, text available and gaming skills wherever you are.
In color and face to face time if those you love happen to have the same system that is!
The world is truly amazing when you think of it, long gone are those phones with the little thing we put our finger in or operators on the other end that connected the call or those who may remember the party line!
Long gone are black and white t.v. programing unless of course you are a fan of the classics
and smith corona typewriters that many fabulous novels were written and hammered out on!
Yet we here so many who tell us that computer lives are short; newer and better is available as we get in our cars from our most recent purchase of our laptop or desktop or phone purchase!
What’s a person to do with all the many choices out there?
Yet another great reason we must be on top of the ball I guess as it continues to spin and bounce.
We must work to maintain balance in all things as we remember the
to get that screen blank again,
and start over!
Yes the world is a buzz with all the latest gadgets and it’s hard to keep up,
trying to get a blog or you tube to go viral,
to get “likes” on a page, comments on a blog,
to stir in controversy just to see if folks are paying attention or to get their senses worked up.
That is different than stirring in scat to get it stinking or to be hurtful you know!
But those computers are a mystery to me, to this day I know just enough to make me dangerous and to frustrate me to tears and screams at times!
Many a time this little HP MINI has been about to drown in the pool, I have stalked it around this table, have cussed it, begged it, and talked sweetly to it…
Only to have it have a mind of its own and do what it will when it will!
Yep smarter than I it is I do believe … fancy and all yet it does not talk to me, it drains me as it’s battery drains when I need it most.
Yet I know of others who still believe a cell phone is for talking and a flip is just fine.
I still see others who have trouble paying their bills yet they have the latest and greatest in Iphones and I cannot help but wonder how that happens, when those things retail for hundreds of dollars and then the monthly bills are staggering and hard to comprehend.
But all in all this modern technology is truly amazing.
Who would have ever thought a person could be sitting in their home, and push a couple of buttons and just like that:
you are looking live at someone you care about states or countries away and have a conversation live and face to face?
All thanks to the brilliant minds of those with a vision and dreams.
Things that are placed in the hands of children now who do not read instructions yet can program these things for us who are grown in a hot minute!
If only we ask and if only they will take the time to help us get on the most remarkable information highway we have ever known.
Google me amazed.
So for today,
I have had the desktop fail three times,
the laptop cooperate
instant messenger allow me to say hello to a dear friend who I am now savvy enough to communicate with just as on a phone
as we share coffee most mornings
skype from time to time as if sitting together from states away!
How very cool is that?
Every day is a miracle
especially if you do not let frustration
get the best of you.
Think before hitting enter,
breathe before throwing the device in the pool or the field.
Laugh before speaking.
Know that the “next best thing is right around the corner, and people do like to line up to be the first!
Remember to check for sales, and that it is always darkest just before dawn!
Love and feel the fire within burn brightly.
Walk in Beauty,
- Time for a typewriter renaissance? (salon.com)
- DOJ: Want to make sure we can’t access your private data? Buy an iPhone (bgr.com)
- Review: Third Rail iPhone Case with Smart Battery (wired.com)
- 4 Super Crafty DIY iPhone Cases – Look What Melissa Made (apartmenttherapy.com)
- iPhone 5 Will Be A Game Changer For Sprint (seekingalpha.com)
- NewiPhone5News.com Sees Its Website Traffic Double in One Month (prweb.com)
- The unibody iPhone (ubergizmo.com)
- More iPhone Discounts Appear in Anticipation of Update (pcworld.com)
- iPhone 5 logic board pictures “leaked” (asia.cnet.com)
- Silicon Alley Insider: We’re A Month Away From The iPhone 5, And There’s A Big iPhone Fire Sale Going On Now (AAPL) (businessinsider.com)