Growing old need not be seen as a liability - yet for many people that's exactly what happens. This is especially true of a significant percentage of the younger generation in today's society. Bill Maher recently addressed this issue in a classic rant on his HBO show Real Time. "Ageism … [Read more...] about Bill Maher Rages Against Ageism in America
How I Learned to Love New Gadgets
As a boomer, I’ve found myself alternately resisting and embracing emerging technologies, new technology gadgets, and modern technology altogether. Sometimes, my stubborn old self (the guy that is portrayed in our It’s a Tech World After All cartoons) just wants to say, “Leave me alone!” But, more … [Read more...] about How I Learned to Love New Gadgets
The Technology Monster
Sometimes, I just wish it would stop. The “Technology Monster” won’t stop following me! I recently visited Southeast Asia and found this monster everywhere. It didn’t matter if it was the high-living, modern, extra-ordinary city of Hong Kong or the severe poverty of Cambodia and Borneo! The … [Read more...] about The Technology Monster
You’ve Got a Smart Phone, Now USE IT!
My wife and I went shopping the other day and I asked my wife to check the hours of a store she wanted us to go to, on her smart phone*. She said, “I don’t have the number.” I said, “Just find it on your phone.” She said, “How?” I nearly got in an accident! Here, I thought I was still a bit … [Read more...] about You’ve Got a Smart Phone, Now USE IT!
I Have to Change My Printer Cartridges AGAIN
It’s taken me a while to understand how printers work. See, it's a scam. That is why they’re always on sale. You can always get one “included” in a package deal when you buy a computer. The printer cartridges are always included. Many of them now claim that they’ve improved the printing quality … [Read more...] about I Have to Change My Printer Cartridges AGAIN
What Is a Letter?
When I grew up we put playing cards in the spokes of our bikes and liked the sound of the putt-putt-putt it made. We put a book on a roller-skate and thought we were geniuses when we’d ride it down the hill. The record-player, aka “hi-fi,” in the living room was a piece of furniture to our parents … [Read more...] about What Is a Letter?
I’m Afraid to Take It Out of the Box
Okay you young tech guys; let’s get some context here. When I was a kid, I opened the toys I got right away. I couldn’t wait to get to my box of log cabin logs. I strapped on my Roy Rogers gun set and was testing my quick draw instantly. Of course, my Etch-A-Sketch immediately was ripped open … [Read more...] about I’m Afraid to Take It Out of the Box
Text, Steve, Text
My kids text. I text. In fact, my younger son only texts; he doesn't talk on the phone anymore. But, some of my adult friends refuse to learn to text and my wife barely knows how and responds...usually...within a week or so. This is a problem for those parents that want to be at least slightly … [Read more...] about Text, Steve, Text
Multi-tasking, Multi-tasking, Ugh, I’d Rather Watch TV
"Multi-tasking" is yet another new term from the marvelous world of technology that is trying to ruin my comfortable little world of me! This time management skill seems to come naturally to the Millennial Generation. Excuse me? I'm still trying to figure out what HTML, MP3, APP, and OMG means? … [Read more...] about Multi-tasking, Multi-tasking, Ugh, I’d Rather Watch TV
How Do I Install That?
Do you remember when Ikea first showed up on our shores? I do. We actually thought it was a pretty cool store until the first time we took one of their products home and realized we had to assemble it ourselves. Somehow, it never looked as good as the display model and it never lined up even. … [Read more...] about How Do I Install That?