Well, to start with, in order to even start writing this on my rather new tablet (actually 1+ years old), I had to have help in even starting to type this subject. You see, technology to me, is a royal pain, a god send, and one of the most confusing things I have ever had the privilege of being associated with.
I am a secretary and when I started doing that I used a manual typewriter. I typed 65 words per minute and I guess that was really good. Then we went to electric typewriters and I got better. We had stencil machines with blue 8 1/2 x 14 paper that fit on a special machine. The copies we made came out wet and we actually put them on registers to dry. Wow, things have come a long way. We had adding machines and had to do a lot of calculating by hand. It seems impossible that this actually worked. When we typed something and made a mistake we had to correct five copies (I work in a law office) by putting pieces of paper behind each carbon paper and had to actually erace and type over. when you made a Will or legal document, you could not make a typeo or any kind of mistake, as you would have to type it completely over.
So, skip to the present – technology – computers, cell phones, Ipods, etc, etc, some of which I don’t even know what they do. We even have problems, at times, getting our TVs to turn on without at least two remotes.
Now, one would think that with the computer age, things would be better. Oh, they are. They are wonderful, but for some reason, we still don’t have enough time. By the time you get things set up on a computer I could have done them by hand twice as fast, I swear.
With me, it is a love/hate relationship with the computer age. It can make you look totally stupid in the eyes of grandchildren, children, or anyohe who just plain gets it. I wouldn’t want to go backwards, but I sure wish I knew what I was doing in this technogical age.
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