Thursday, January 05, 2006

BACK OF THE LINE, AGAIN

Just when I feel like I'm catching up, something comes along that knocks me to the back of the line.
I was the last brother in the family to get a microwave, a garage door opener, and a cell phone, and we have had satellite for only about a year. They would laugh at me, saying I needed to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 20th century. And this was in the 21st century.
Anyway, I was feeling pretty good about myself and my new techno-savvy, having figured out the cell phone (well, mostly), and working my way through the computer. However, I still call the 14 year old in for tech support now and then.
Then along shows up the Nano Ipod, and Blackberrys, and razor cell phones.
Back of the line, kiddo, they shout out to me, rudely.
I have to tell you, I am in awe of the people who think this stuff up. Then, I am in awe everytime I flip the toggle on the wall and a light comes on. And please don't get me started about the internal combustion engine.
So long live technology....I just hope I live long enough to figure some of it out.

7 comments:

rdl said...

I'm right there with you. I just got a Palm pilot that i have to figure out.

Lee Strong said...

Palm pilot? Heck, I didn't get a computer until the mid 90s. Download music? Right.

I went through college with a manual typewriter.

Even though I blog, I have no idea how to add all those nice pictures, etc.

Anonymous said...

thank you,friends...I'm sure there are many more out there like us....at least we have the courage (or stupidity) to admit our shortcomings...as for pictures, that is my next techno challenge....
c'ya

~m2~ said...

you did it tom!! i was able to blog-roll you...

(hope it wasn't too painful :)

rhonda lugari said...

God bless the person who thought of the "modern" espresso maker. And could he please come fix mine?!

It's my third one and they all die from the same problem. I can't figure it out. It's way too technical for me (anything with an on and off switch is way too technical for me). I am just a girl, you know.

FTS said...

Have you met TSB, the other writer on my site? You and her share the same intrigue with concern to technology. Her VCR still blinks 12:00. ;)

tom said...

fts...whoa, she is WAY ahead of me...mine doesn't even blink...thanks for the update