Hey! It’s Terrific Tuesday again. How’s everything in your neck of the woods? Windy? Brrr. Cold, too!
Has the storm been all we expected on the east coast? For those near the ocean, I would say yes. I know I have worried a great deal about Hurricane Sandy. My oldest daughter lives in the northeast and well, Momma is too far away to protect and mother her. Therefore I drive her crazy by phone and text message. I am sure she will be glad when this is all over for more than the storm reason.
Technology is something we all depend on even when we know nothing about it. I am doing the best I can to master it. I tweet. I Pinterest, Facebook, sometimes Four Square. I have dozens of free apps on my phone. Erica Myatt, married to the weather man, is my editor and gave me a print out on how to connect by phone when I don’ t have Internet. I don’t have Internet at home. Ntelos can only deliver dial up where we live, so I dropped the land line. “I get on my phone all of the time and Facebook, Twitter, read e mail, Drop Box stuff, Evernote, etc.” She looked at me funny.
“I do hook up. It just drops out of the sky,” I said with a hopeful smile.
I can mentally hear my children groan, roll their eyes and then laugh hysterically. “I can even check Facebook at Exit 150 while I wait for the light to change, which of course is only when I am off work and on weekends.” I further explained. A bit stunned, she walked off to take a call. Pam the ever diplomatic designer on The Botetourt View, said sweetly , “Yes that 3 g network helps.” I get bold in my moment of clarity. ” So does 3G drop out of the sky?’ I asked hopefully.
“Well, yes… I guess that is what it does,” replied Pam with no further explanation. I can almost hear the groan from Brian in IT downstairs.
Technology, especially hand held, is really simple when you are a simpleton. It does fall out of the sky and if quits falling out of the sky, Chicken Littles worse than I am will be running around waiting for the apocalypse. I will forget all about technology and go back to doing what I like best: Talking to people in person!
But! If you do Tweet, follow me @catbe1.
See ya next week!