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TECHNOLOGY/ SCHMECHNOLOGY – Bah Humbug!

10/30/2018

I’m a techie DUH!  There, I’ve said it.  I’m not proud of it, but I’m not ashamed to say it either.

I’m just an old-fashioned girl at heart.image001-(1).jpg

It took me five years before I gave up my flip phone, so that I could text with my family.  And I still have a gold rotary phone and a  Mickey Mouse push button telephone my grandkids think is so cool but strange.
 
I like to talk to a real person when booking a reservation, rather than ordering online.
 
I know how to turn on my flat screen TV, but don’t get me started with Blueray or Bluetooth, although blue has always been my favorite color.
 
When my sister asked if I had Pandora, I assumed she was talking about my beautiful bracelet with the special charms.
 
American journalist, essayist and critic, Joe Queenan,  wrote the following about eBooks:
 

“Electronic books are ideal for people who value the information contained in them, or who have vision problems, or who like to read on the subway, or who do not want other people to see how they are amusing   themselves, or who have storage and clutter issues, but they are useless for people who are engaged in an intense, lifelong love affair with books.  Books that we can touch; books that we can smell; books that we can depend on.”

I wholeheimage002-(1).jpgartedly agree with Joe Queenan.  My only exception to Technology/Schmechnology is the lovely Alexa, who sings to me and quotes statistics as I drink my morning cup of Decaf.
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