I really like my first ever and new son-in-law. He and my daughter were visiting me a few weeks ago here in Covington and somehow we started starting about new technology. He understands it much better than I do and that’s probably the way it should be.
I kind of know what an ipad is, kind of know what iturns are, and know some readers buy my books on Kindle and so on. At least I know this modern technology is out there but I don’t think I need a lot of it. I’ve written about this before in CityBeat
Too often, when discussions about this modern stuff come up, I say way too often, “Bring back carbon paper.” Now I don’t really mean that, but at least with carbon paper I don’t have to worry about a battery wearing out and I’ve never once had to plug in carbon paper. Does anyone see my point here?
I pick and chose what I want to know and don’t want to know about this modern technology. I know what I want to use and don’t want to use.
I no longer have a typewriter. I have a computer. For writing, it’s a much better tool but if I said I don’t miss the sound that a typewriter makes, I’d be lying.
I gave up tobacco cigarettes in late September and now I’m vaping an electronic cigarette. My brain is still sharp enough to educate myself on how to maintain and manage this smoking device, but with that brain I’ve got, I also know I’m always going to need an electrical outlet to recharge my e-cigarette. I’ll live with this. I’ve learned with any kind of technology I’m using, you take the good with the bad.
When it comes to music, I’ve got a CD player in my computer. I read somewhere recently that CDs are on their way out and that most music is returning to vinyl. I love that and in a New York minute, I would fine me a record player somewhere online, maybe on EBay, and purchase it.
But right now, I’ve got other things on my mind. I’m going over to that Walgreens on Madison Avenue to see if they have any carbon paper. Will I buy some if they do? I just might.
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