Honestly, I really am trying to stay ‘with it’ in terms of technology…but I just keep hitting roadblocks. I finally purchased an Internet phone, but I don’t ever use it for email because the darn screen is too SMALL to read. I even connected it to the Bluetooth in my car but am too nervous to use that because it involves pushing a button here and there which means I have to look away from the road. I also confess that I have yet to activate the voicemail. Why? Because if someone should leave me one while I’m driving, I would have to pull off the road, punch in my code, listen to the whole thing and respond. By then I figure, I’d already be home.
Oh, and did I mention I finally purchased a Mac? My husband, (probably counting on my college degree) told me that I didn’t “need to purchase the additional $99 fee” to get an Apple expert to walk me through the basics. As a result, I have had to Google EVERYTHING, including how to take a screenshot. I have done this now, 6 separate times……and every time I STILL have to look up how to do it.
But here’s the clincher: my youngest recently insisted that I open a Skype account so that we could talk to each other face-to-face. Easy enough, I thought. So, last night, I picked a user name, made up yet another password and clicked the camera button. (Do NOT attempt this if you are my age and had only 5 hours of sleep the previous night.) Once I did, this wrinkled, gray-haired old lady was staring back at me. I thought I’d reached some crazed operator in a foreign country. Nooop. It was me. Scared me to death.
Thus explains the above photo. I want to CONNECT with my child, not scar her for life!!! Look, I’m always encouraging my readers to embrace change and stay current—but you do pay a bit of a price if nothing more than in sheer vanity.