The Future Is Now

I confess to being something of a techno-novice. In other words I came late to the party on the information highway. I resisted e-mail, I scoffed at my husband’s need for a Blackberry over a cell phone years ago. And when I finally got a cell phone I was barely able to make calls.If I needed to add a number to the contacts one of my kids had to do the programing for me. As a matter of fact every time someone in the family needed a new cell phone we just tacked more time onto my contract and updated theirs. Until finally my phone just burst one day quite literally in my hands. At this point my husband decided I should join the rest of the family and get an I-phone. I also, by now had my own laptop. I joined Face book, and started a blog. My family still can’t believe it.

But this month the world really stopped spinning when I asked for and received for my birthday an e-reader. A Barne’s and Noble Nook, to be exact. I have always been an avid reader spending much free time at the library and various new and even used bookstores. I probably like books even more than shoes. Which is another blog all together.
And so I have come to this. The woman who told my son’s kindergarten teacher I would volunteer for any post just not “computer-mom” now has not one but three wi-fi devices.
Now, I am no genius at any of these tools. I still do not know how to “cut and paste”. And I am woefully ignorant of many other basic tasks. And the “language” of the computer. Well,when I had my first day as “computer-mom” (yes my request went ignored) I did not know what the “mouse” was. Now it was the early ’90’s and I had left an office position where I used only a “word-processor” 4 years prior. But even still thank goodness for the 5yr old who could direct me to the mouse.

So, I have entered the future. A little late, and far behind the rest of my family. It’s kind of fun. And my husband and kids love to tease me about my failings and foibles with all these devices. But I’m not worried or embarrassed. I’m still the only one in the family who knows how to properly load the dishwasher. I’m just say’n.

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