Let’s face it – for those of us that have reached our mid-seventies, truth-be-told, there isn’t much that may embarrass, puzzle, or confuse us anymore.
That is unless we are talking about our computers. I would venture to say that most of us, unless we have a Computer Engineering or Computer Science Degree, get perplexed at least once a month with our computers. I have been at my wit’s end with my laptop now going on three months, but I digress.
Actually though, when you get right down to it – most of today’s technology – be it our computers, DVD/DVR programming, or even using our smart phones to the maximum, confuse us at least once a week.
We purchase these contraptions for our pleasure and the manufacturers have simplified their daily use until, that is, something out of the ordinary happens and then look out!
When a problem does happen, we old farts, usually are too embarrassed to admit we don’t know how to correct the problem. In addition, we usually remain silent as to exactly how confused we might be when it comes to fixing the problem.
It would also appear that the older we get, this state of confusion or bewilderment regarding our computer usage is here to stay. Leastways, it does not appear to be going anywhere in the near future. And while I must admit, I have taken a computer course or two in my lifetime, when it comes to computers, at times I feel like I know nothing.
My knowledge and use of computers reminds me of the “Saying” that hangs above my desk. This plaque was presented to me as a joke many years ago when I was studying insurance courses (fodder for another post).
Perplexing, isn’t it?