Being deaf has draw backs. I read my news. The net is where I get the news, In the past year ‘news’ has gone video rather than printed words.
I am a reader, so my son suggested we get phones where I could text, (He said nothing about ‘sexting’, shucks, I was wanting to learn something new.) I text maybe twice a month, but it is starting to make more sense. I type some but mostly I use ‘voice to text’, it doesn’t accept Southerneze well.
I am not a tweeter, what ever the heck that is. But on the news today I saw something that flabbergasted me.
At some software conference a lady heard what she considered an off color joke. She turned, smiled at the guy and took his picture with her phone. Then TWEETED it and the joke, saying it was offensive to her. This is what got me. The company is threatened with ‘cyberhacking and destruction’, if they don’t fire the man. So he is fired. The lady starts getting nasty threats and comments on her FB. Eventually the lady is fired also for mishandling the problem.
ALL THIS FROM AN OVER HEARD CONVERSATION, wow, the power of this internet stuff. Here I sit enjoying blogging (a new word in my life) with friends I know and some I have never met. Adding a little fun and color to my life using the medium for fun and entertainment, when the same media can destroy lives. I know these jobs in ‘cyberspace technology’ mean a lot to these guys. It is tragic that the same technology they are thrilled with, has basically hurt two families. OUCH.
You read of cases ever day where witnesses are attacked for telling the truth. This net can be a vicious place. However like many things it is used for good and evil.
It is amazing the possibilities I have encountered since being introduced to the internet. I have told the Shipslog, I was once a repairman on one of the earliest computers, the ANFST-2 by Boroughs Corp. I later was a repairman on IBM, then a programmer and instructor. BUT I was NOT PREPARED FOR THE Personal Computer, it blew my mind. having in my house a computer that could out perform a multimillion dollar IBM computer. Shucks, now my watch and phone out performs the old IBM. I predicted once when the transistor came out, TV’s will one day hang on a wall like a picture. Now I am actually a prophet. AMAZING.
Technology is both good and bad, and this part is just fun.
Nothing defines your life, but you.
I have files of thousands of cars, but I find my self staring at the 30’s a lot. In the 50’s that ford in the upper right corner was THE vehicle to build the hot rod from. Alas I never did. I coulda bought one from Bud Corne, for $50. drats!