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Old Dog, New Tricks

I'm pleased to state that when it comes to technology, I have one foot and 2-1\2 toes in the 21st century!  Reluctant as I was at first to embrace this brave new world, I did eventually relinquish my electric typewriter. And, while I may have been the last kid on the block to finally purchase

By |2019-09-30T13:44:41+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Aging, Technology|0 Comments

Is Your Email Address Telling on You?

Are you reluctant to share your age? Are you reluctant to share your email address? If you answered “yes” to the first question, and “no” to the second, and are an AOL user, you’re screwed! According to the popular wisdom proffered by millennials and beyond, if AOL appears after the @, you are fat, over

By |2019-04-30T13:44:54+00:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Aging, Technology|13 Comments

Girls’ Night Out: An Almost True Story

I recently read a study that said fun is more fun when it's shared with friends.  While this may be something we know instinctively, scientific validation is always reassuring.  Now when someone in your group asks "Are we having fun yet?" you can roll your eyes and point to the data. Thus, it was the

By |2018-10-15T12:57:43+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Communication, Friends, Technology|4 Comments

The Alexa Quartet

Have you met Alexa? No? Then let me introduce you.  She’s the offspring begat by Amazon to be your very own personal assistant.  She joins the company of other disembodied  voices  created to be at your service:  Siri, Cortana, and Miss Google Assistant, who, as far as a know has not yet been granted a

By |2017-01-15T13:44:23+00:00January 15th, 2017|Categories: Fantasy, Technology|6 Comments

iPhobic

I have a confession to make.  When I take you into my confidence, I know I risk dropping several points in your estimation of me.  You may no longer regard me as one of the “cool” people.  (Is it still cool to be regarded as a “cool” person?) But I like to believe that the

By |2014-09-30T08:54:27+00:00September 30th, 2014|Categories: Communication, Technology|3 Comments

Down with Upgrades!

This essay has to be quick, brief and simple.  Why? Because I am at risk!  Any minute now some unseen entity could be looking over my shoulder and stealing every word that I write.   So I’m saving all of my really good words for another time when my security is not in jeopardy. (Did I

By |2014-05-31T08:00:57+00:00May 31st, 2014|Categories: Change, Technical Support, Technology|1 Comment