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Technological wizardry

Posted: April 4, 2013 3:25 p.m.
Updated: April 5, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Is there anyone else out in this vast universe who is zero to non-astute in the world of technology? I felt on top of the game when I mastered the microwave oven. I’m on my third, and I’ve advanced to a "wild" 900 watts.

I took typing in high school, in the archaic 70’s. Now, everyone of every age has mastered typing at speeds that beat the speed of light, all upon a computer keyboard.

I do not, by choice, have a computer and until recently, and because I qualified to receive one, I’d never had a cell phone. I worked in radiology; positioning patients, working a darkroom -- chemicals and all, and trouble-shooting the circuitry of the x-ray machine. For the life of me, I’m a total zero with the nouveau-chic realm of technology.

Video games, texting, cell phones, and computers, are extremely intimidating to me. I use a pen and paper to write a letter – pick up a phone, yes – cordless; mastering the instruction book was a feat within itself, or dropping by for a quick "hello" in person.

The only time I ever heard of the word, "chip," was when Jennifer Aniston was quoted as saying that Brad Pitt was missing a "sensitivity chip" during the Angelina Jolie hoopla.

By choice, I’m a member of a waning breed who has no interest whatsoever, desire, or intention of joining the majority of technological wizards.

Commiserate with me if you desire, ridicule me for my narrow-mindedness if it floats your boat.

A slight warning, though:

Take care and be aware that the world could resort to the old-fashioned way of communicating, via pen and paper ….. oh, and don’t forget the stamp.

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