My mom retired about five years before I bought my first computer. When I got it, I offered to teach her how to use it. She refused. I always felt bad about that, especially once email became the chief way of communication. I was reminded of this last night at our HOA meeting when one retirement age couple said they don’t have a computer and, therefore, don’t have email. Wow. That seems so dark ages to me. Doesn’t it to you?
Although I have yet to admit to being middle aged, let alone a “senior” (but I do like the discounts!), I realize that I have fewer years ahead of me than I have behind me. And one of the things I most hope I’m able to do for as long as possible is to stay current on technology. If I blink, I know I’ll be left behind. I’m trying not to blink.
In 2012 I blog and Facebook and Twitter. I text my daughters and grandkids. My iPhone stays current with my iPad and MacBook via the cloud. I wonder what new and totally unexpected new thing I’ll be putting to use five years from now. Kind of boggles the mind.
P.S. This blog post was written in the Blogsy app on my iPad. I would include a photo but haven’t figured that out just yet. 😉
P.S.S. I may not know how to do it in the app, but I know how to add a photo from my Mac. So here is a screenshot from my iPad as I wrote the post obtained through Photo Stream, just for fun.