Saturday, September 29, 2018
This thing called technology
When cars were art!
Printers. I still use a printer for a letter or some other reason. I purchased a remote printer a couple months ago and when everything seemed to go crazy I just never got it set up.
I needed to print out the Cummins letter and estimate so I could sign and send it back. I tried to hook the remote up to the laptop. The laptop ‘operating system’ is so old it was not compatible.
Sherry is trying to keep up with her stuff on the phones, now that I have this computer in operation we might be able to use it.
Technology is wonderful…… but mostly for young people LOL. I was telling Sherry the other day this is getting too much for me. I have said it many times, but am so frustrated at times I get mad at myself. I was in on the ground-floor of the BIG computers. I repaired Honeywell, Burroughs and IBM, but now I am lucky to get a picture off a phone.
Well it really ‘ain’t’ a phone. It is a computer, camera, recorder, movie camera and database. It is many more things but that is above my paygrade too.
I used to take pride in looking over at Sherry and saying, “Do you realize we are the only two people who know where we are right now.” Back then we had to find a pay phone and make an expensive long distance call. Remember? You tried not to go over 3 minutes. The operator even came on the line and said something like ‘you have 10 seconds left or ‘Your 3 minutes are up.” If you went past 3 minutes it became real expensive.
Now, with cell phones everyone in the family knows where we are. Not only that, but when I called in our road emergency in the other day, they said, “We will locate you by your phone and send someone out.”
About cell phones, I have always been liberal with our phones, if someone asked to use my phone I handed it to them. Now I just heard locally a young man asked a passing young college student, “Can I use you phone a minute I need to call mom, mine needs charging.”
Of course the college kid did. During that minute the borrower dumped the phone to his and within an hour had taken money out of the lenders bank account using his CC#.
Imma tell you, technology is out yonder now, for honest and crooked people. Keep your phone close to your chest. Just like playing cards. LOL