When I was young…er, I was the go to person for electronics. Get a new stereo? Get Courtney to set it up. New VCR? Having trouble getting the clock to stop flashing 12:00…, Courtney can fix it, set it up, hook it up, whatever.
Through the years, I have tried and tried to stay abreast of the latest and greatest technology. I have a facebook and twitter. I have my blog (as you can see). I have been “up” with the cell phones as much as I could. Now however, I find that I am falling further and further behind and frankly just don’t get it anymore.
For Christmas this past year we purchased our first flat screen tv. Woo hoo, right? Wrong. I hate that TV. It’s a nice one and it’s big, but setting it up was not my idea of fun. I got the Blueray set up fine. I got our Wii set up and working. The cable was next. I got the cable box hooked up fine, but the tv guide for all the channels said “to be announced”. I thought maybe it just needed a minute to hook up. Nope. I had to physically set up the channels. Had no idea how to do that. I read the stupid book for the tv, still no clue. I called the cable provided to see if they had any insight on what I needed to do. They were worthless. I finally gave up and had to ask for help from my teenager. I hate that! Now, every time the power goes out I have to do this process all over again. Seriously, I loathe the tv anymore.
This past weekend, I was upgraded to a new iphone 5 (not exactly by choice either). Lord, help me. I read the little book that came with it. I have added in my contacts and updated my apps and connected to my itunes for my music. I am stumbling my way through making a call and getting my voicemail and figuring out where to go to read my texts and email. Sadly, I find myself feeling old. I just want my phone to be…a phone. Oh it’s fancy and it’s new and exciting but iphones are a bit out of my league. I assume this will change as I get used to it and play with it more, but for now, today, if you text me or email me and I don’t get right back to you, it’s because I have no idea how. I will either need to get to my computer or find one of my kids to tell me how.
Sad. Yes, I do believe technology is passing me by. Sigh…
Anyone know how to get a photo you took on your iphone onto your computer? Anyone?