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The Wonders of Technology

March 14th, 2007 at 05:49 pm

And today is one of those boring days.

I did not do much today in the vein of saving money. I did take photographs of the three brand name spring sweaters I am going to put on e-bay and will try to download the camera tonight. I am not very good at that as I have only done it once and DH had to hold my hand through it.

I am totally backwards about technology sometimes. Although I have always been able to intuitively figure out any VCR or microwave (or word processing program) I've crossed paths with, the more advanced stuff waylays me. Once I get it I'm good. It's just a question of getting it.

I mean, how hard is it to take the little thingy out of the camera compartment and stick it in the dealy on the printer and let it sort itself out between the CPU and monitor? Doesn't seem like it should be such a challenge. Most of it is automatic. But then again, it took me two years to remember how to look at my photos on the camera without asking DH how do I do it. Sometimes it really is a case of PEBKAC.

And we won't even talk about locking and unlocking my cell phone keyboard so it can be on without accidentally dialing somewhere exotic like Mozambique or Zimbabwe or South Central Los Angeles.

I will muddle through, I always do, I just wish the learning curve wasn't so high. Then I just have to go into DH's e-bay account and figure out how to post what I want to post, which should fall under the intuitive grasping of knowledge (software) instead of the "darn technology and all its advances that are supposed to make life easier if you have at least the retention of a kitchen sponge," (or hardware).

I am so right-brained, left-brained stuff is just a challenge. So if I learn left-brained stuff in a creative right-brained way, I ought to get it eventually. Right?

4 Responses to “The Wonders of Technology”

  1. frugalmomof1 Says:

    HA! Had to google PEBKAC.
    Good Luck!

  2. Carolina Bound Says:

    I so totally, totally identify. I used to think I was pretty good with technology compared to others my age, but lately I can't seem to learn a thing. At work I am supposed to encrypt some of my documents to email to clients, and I can't do it! I struggle with my camera, too -- and I have a really old cell phone because I am afraid to try to learn the ins and outs of a new one. My computer -- well, I won't even go there!

  3. littlemama Says:

    I am in the same boat! Smile I have had my new cell phone about 2 mos. and still have no clue. My DH just cannot understand how I cannot know even the most simple things about it. I tell him I just have bigger fish to fry! as long as I can dial-I'm good. Wink I'm with ya on the camera too. I have a friend that is supposed to show me how to download. "It's simple" she says. Right!!! And lets not even talk about computers....my 12 yr. old knows more than I do. Seems the older I get the less I know.

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    But then, that's why I also find right-brained people so interesting! Because, I'm the opposite. Or thought that I was. More recently (albeit, non-scientific) tests have shown that I may be more balanced than previously imagined... though that in itself may still not be saying much. Big Grin

    OH, and I also had to Google PEBKAC. Funny.

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