I’m here in sunny Florida getting ready for a swim. Tech has changed my life! I absolutely rely on my PC, tablet and phone. These devices keep me current with my life and with the world at large! It’s so easy to Google a question or check for a phone number. I make reservations for dinner and shop almost exclusively online. In fact, there are so many practical facets to the use of technology that I am startled if something goes wrong and my service is interrupted!
But I haven’t given up hand-written correspondence because I still believe that personal outreach is the best. I want to hear the sound of my daughter’s voice to “take her pulse” when she’s wrestling with a challenge and the real deal for me is face-to-face. I favor the “person” in “personal'”
I wouldn’t give up what we have at our disposal but I hope the creative problem solving isn’t over ridden by You Tube and such. And no, I don’t miss phone booths-I always wondered what germs were on the handset and number pad!
I may be 87, but I’m finding I’m more tech-savvy than a lot of my younger friends! I learned to text ages ago when I realized that if I had a question and wanted immediate access to my grandson, that was the only way to do it. Call him on the phone? He’s at work. e-mail him? Maybe an answer tomorrow. Text? Hi, Grandma. What’s up?
Facebook?? Of course. How else would I see the latest photos posted of my 6 year old great-grandson? Or know what’s happening in my daughter’s world several states away from where I live.
Yes, BJ, you are absolutely right. If I find I’m in the car and forgot my iPhone, I turn around and go back to get it. A whole day without my iPhone?? Not a possibility. How would I check my email? Or get a phone call from a friend?
Aaah, technology. How did we get along without it.