Sunday, January 8, 2012

Do You Keep Up With Technology?

Hi Everyone,

Technology is forever changing.  Just when you think you know how to do something some bright person comes up with a new idea.  To be honest with you even though technology is helpful I’m at my limit to learning more.  I think.  But maybe not.

Recently, I was shown the latest cell phone and it could do everything I could do on my computer and more.  There were so many apps on that phone.  The person showing it to me had an app for directions to any place he wanted to go.  That phone had every app any person would want to have.  I’m trying to figure out how apps might help me.

I think I did great just learning how to blog and make a website.  I can even size photos, but do I really want to do all this?  No!  I just want to write and forget all of this other stuff. 

On top of all this, my hubby decided to change our server.  So for the last three days, I’ve been trying to change my email address on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Yahoo groups, Google, Yahoo, Ning groups, LinkedIn and Blogger.  I know I’ve forgotten some places. Maybe, it will cut down on my emails.  Grin.

Technology may be great but it causes me more work.  How do you feel about technology?  Do you keep up, or not?

Have a great week.  I’ll see you next Sunday.  In the meantime, feel free to visit my author page at Amazon:  If you want a Kindlegraph for any of my books go to to request one. 

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Cherry said...

I like mobile phones. I just got me a Samsung Galaxy Note instead of getting a kindle or sony ereader because I can read kindle and all other ebooks in it with double the the screen size of a normal smartphone. I am still playing with it so am quite happy with my technology :)

Diana LM said...

In general, technology makes me yearn for my old manual typewriter where I could pound out my frustrations on that keyboard.
But at the same time, I remember the first time I wrote a story using a wordprocessing system. It was my master's thesis in 1985. I was amazed that I could make a mistake and correct it without having to retype a page.
All of a sudden, I became creative and experimental in my word choice... and I became a better writer.
Overall, I hope that's what technology does for us... makes us better at whatever we do.

Kenzie Michaels said...

I love technology, but it hates me:)

No, seriously. I hate it when files are damaged, so I still like to print out a hard copy, even though I do use Dropbox, and have files stored on CD, flash, and even 3.5 floppies.

But phones? I'm content with a phone which allows me to simply text and take pics. I'm not anxious to do all the online stuff from my tiny flip phone; it will wait 'til I get home!

Jill James said...

I like my phone to be a phone. I like my ereader to be an ereader. I have a computer for everything else. Everyone else in my family has smartphones so they can Google whatever the question is, GPS us to wherever we have to go, and in one case, tell me where the nearest bathroom is. LOL

Sandy said...

Glad to hear you like your technology, Cherry. I haven't gotten into the mobile phones yet, just a normal cell phone. lol

Diana, I agree technology is supposed to make everything better for us. I just think some of social media is overdoing it with all their changes.

Sandy said...

Kenzie, the cell phone I like best is a simple Samsung. We don't have a cell phone where we can text or take pictures.

I do have a backup for all my files. That's one thing I have to do.

Sandy said...

LOL Oh, Jill, I'm glad I wasn't drinking coffee when I read you Googled for a bathroom.

I'm with you totally on your comments, Jill.

Jill James said...

Sandy, my soon son-in-law downloaded Have2pee for my grandson. It locates the nearest bathroom in a mall, building, or on the road. LOL

Mia Marlowe said...

I used to be a technophobe. Seriously, I only wanted a phone I could talk to people with. Then I realized I was about to be left behind and wouldn't be able to connect with people who were important to me unless I learned how to text. Now I don't know how I got along without it.

My phone is now smarter than me. I can tweet from it, use it as a GPS, read ebooks on it, and play Angry Birds. Oh! and if I'm really needing entertainment, I can watch the movie AVATAR on the darn thing.

Who'da thunk ut?

Pat Dale said...

I have a little different take on technology, Sandy. When I was in the Air Force back in the seventies, I worked on systems that I knew would make their way into commercial electronics eventually. I could hardly wait.
Then, when it began to happen, I was one of the early computer owners and it was fun to see the growth. Now I can hardly believe the explosion of technology in our world, and sometimes feel it is gobbling us up. Just talking about apps makes me queasy. Apps is current speak for applications, and there's an app for kids to go potty? Give me a massive break! I can see the use of this stuff for some tasks, but it has been taken to a ridiculous level in my estimation.
I guess I'm an old fashioned rugged individualist, but some things need to be done for ourselves rather than paying someone to do our thinking for us. Just my opinion.
Meanwhile, Happy New Year, and may it be a great one for you.

Sandy said...

LOL Jill, I bet that helps a lot for the little one when he needs to go.

Mia, you've learned a lot more than I have about this technology. Kudos to you.

Hey, Pat, I really think it's our age getting the better of us. Happy New Year to you and your family, too.

Louise Behiel said...

Sandy, I'm caught between two world. I love technology...just got a new samsung galaxy smart phone that does everything except tell me to go potty. only problem is I can't set it up, need help making the apps work and don't really understand everything it does. Thank god My SIL and daughter are experts. and I know my grandchildren will be as well. So all i have to do is buy the darned stuff and let them direct me. My sweet SIL has even given up sighing when I ask for help...

Linda LaRoque said...

Well, I have to admit I have one of those cell phones. It's nice to check email and facebook while traveling--while Larry is driving of course. We have used our phones to find locations and I've even posted on blogs. It is an extravagance that is quickly addictive. Not sure it's necessarily good for us!

Sandy said...

Yay for those technical members of the family. lol Thanks for coming by.

Thanks, Linda. You just might convince me that I need one of those phones.

Suzy said...

It seems I'm usually the the last to get new gadgets when they come out: answering machine, CD player, computer, cell phone, etc. Just give me my AARP Easy Use phone and call it good!

Sandy said...

Yay, Suzy. My sentiment exactly.