I don’t know what battles to fight and which ones to walk away from. I have several types of tech devices. I can use a few functions on each of them. None of them satisfy all my uses completely. That leaves me switching from laptop to iPad to phone and back again. I shouldn’t forget my nook and iPod, too. I remember when an AM/FM radio that picked up radio stations from the larger towns an hour away and an 8-track tape player were wow stuff! The televisions all over the house with dozens of channels and push of a button recording options boggle my mind when I think of what life was like growing up. We didn’t even have all three networks till I was in high school. Only two would come in on our television antenna. Adding to my own misery, I have four social media streams I keep up with and this Raining Orchids.
I sure am whiny today. No telling why. Just one of those days. Got up on the wrong side of the bed we used to say. I’m just glad I rattle around in this house solo most of it so no one else has to listen to my attitude.
Sorry. Now I have subjected you to it! (Click away here-I’m not done!)
I know very well I can shut everything off. I can close accounts. I can get rid of devices. Most days I just skim through things. Some days, I avoid tech altogether. I have my own choices to make. I suppose I keep pushing myself to use them so I won’t grow even more out of date than I am now. My part time job has demands for tech work that I really am struggling to learn. Old dogs and new tricks. All that.
The final reason I won’t shut off tech is that it is the main way I see up to the minute items from my closest family and friends. I get bits of their day-to-day doings that don’t get communicated otherwise. I am not a great phone chatter and I text too painfully slow to tolerate much of that. My texts have lots of emojis for that reason. I will continue to slug away at tech devices. Learning new tricks and tips every once in a while. Just want to keep up with the duchesses and all.
This is short and sweet in a sweet and sour sort of way. Tired already of typing on a laptop. I’m going to dig out a paper and ink book to read this evening, I think. Maybe even an old western paperback.
Till next week.