From the sublime to the ridiculous

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Now that I am a blogger and supposedly computer literate,  a blogging grandma, I think it’s only fair to share the following with you. I do not have an easy time. There are nights when I am up till 2 or 3 am fighting with my computer while trying to get an image to settle down on my blog and stop hopping about.  The neighbors in our building help me with pleasure but even they are getting a bit worn out. A kid on the third floor came to help one afternoon, sat down at my desk, tapped a few keys on my laptop, and after a few seconds got up and started edging toward my front door. ‘Where are you going and what seems  to be my computer problem?’ I asked. He blushed saying; ‘Well Jill, it is an i d 10 t problem.’ ‘What’s that?’ I asked innocently. ‘Well, take a pen and write down what I said.’ And with that, he fled. I took a pen and wrote exactly what I had heard him say:  I D 10 T. So that was what he thought of me. IDIOT. Oh well, I wouldn’t call him again. Computers are easy for those born in today’s hi tech generation but not for people born when I arrived in the world. I think I have come a long way, but it’s all relative now, isn’t it?

In my day …

Memory was something that some older people lost with age.                                      

An application meant a job interview.

A program was a radio show.

A ‘cursor’ was someone who used profane language. (curser)

A keyboard belonged to a piano.

A web was a spider’s home, if I am not mistaken.

A virus meant you needed a doctor.

A hard drive was a long road trip.

A mouse pad was a mouse’s home.   

AND, IF a male had a three and a half inch floppy, he made sure that nobody discovered his secret!


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3 thoughts on “From the sublime to the ridiculous

  1. Army of Angels

    I can relate to this… my 25 yr old son will have a masters degree in computer science-then there is the 8 year old who looks to be on the same path… I suppose I am growing my own IT department!

  2. Marie Abanga

    Funny but true granny. You are doing so eell and no need to beat yourself one inch for a picture or etc. Your blog is really so cool as is and the contents of your posts matter more than graphics. Remember, your main niche may not even know or enjoy clicking on links or constantly distracted with graphics.
    Have a nice weekend, Marie

    1. Jill Post author

      Hi Marie,
      Thanks so much for your comments. It is always lovely to see your smiling face and hear what you
      have to say. In spite of what you said, I wish I could manage the graphic part better. Maybe one day.


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