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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.

I love all the tech. I love being able to look things up, read books on line, and basically do whatever I want. And the ability to stay in touch with all my loved ones and friends at the drop of a hat is just wonderful. Being able to do that influenced my decision to travel to Australia for a month. I welcome it all and pick and choose what works for me.

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 do miss the phone booths. I could call my mom & chat about my pregnancy. I like the new tech. Got a few misgivings, but all is ok. I hope they never automate the laundromat. Its human contact I miss, living in the country without transportation.