Monday, February 28, 2011

Gadget School

The electronics that are coming out fast and furious is getting so
out of hand for those of us over 60. Most of us held our heads high
with the coming of computers. Even as they changed, we slowly
came along with each one… but now? I don’t know.. I know my
computer is far smarter than I am… and if some teen came in and
used it .. they could get it to stand up and sing, so to speak.

But I-pods, I-pads, I-phones, Blackberry’s, Adroid or something like that, Kindles
and Nooks instead of books. And there are so many other electronic things there that I don’t have a clue how to operate. Heck I don’t’ even know how to
turn them on. I use to be able to hook up the VCR (now that is old and out
of date) and the television up or the cd player… but even those are getting harder to do. And so many wires.. Now I have to have my daughter or her son come in and do it for me.

When our old cell phone was starting to break down on us, we went to
Verizon to get a new one. Which was hard to do, as we don’t text, we don’t
send pictures… and then the new ones were WAY over our heads. We finally
found one that did what we wanted. To be able to call out, receive calls and
store phone numbers. We only had the old one 3 or 4 years, yet it was too
old to have the phone numbers transferred from the old one to the new one.

You know I do believe if Verizon gave classes on how to use their newest ones
that maybe those of us who are cell phone handicapped, would buy the
newer ones. My grandson has one of the newer ones. He showed me that
you could scan a product at the store, it would tell the price, as well where
else it was for sale and how much it cost. Amazing. Of course it does all the
other stuff, like tell you the closest fast food place or gas station and etc. But
all of this is over the King’s (who is the one who uses the cell phone the most)
and my head. So Verizon… classes, maybe?

1 comment:

Margie's Musings said...

My kids have Androids and they do everything. I would get one but my daughter has me on her plan and it would add $25.00 to her bill so I will stay with one that just makes and takes calls. This one does take photos too but I have a digital camera so I don't need that.

I got a Kindle for Christmas from my kids and I do enjoy that. I no longer have to store books on bookshelves and I have been slowly selling my hardbound books on Amazon.