She held up her new Iphone and Ipad. "You've got to join this generation" she smiled at me.
I used to call one of my friends "Amish" because she didn't have a cell phone or email. But now, I'm thinking I may be in her ranks.
My friend called the other day. She is always positive and upbeat, but from the minute I recognized her voice I heard the frustration.
"I am so frustrated."
Her children bought a new computer for her birthday. A very nice and thoughtful gesture, except that now she has to learn new technology. She was a missionary for over forty years, and still has many followers. She types newsletters, and emails some of them but the rest of them she has to mail. The computer kept locking up, and she had to re-boot it. She finally said, "I just want my old computer back." This precious lady is in her eighties. Change isn't always better.
I fought email, for a while, next it was texting. Now, I answer email from my phone, or I send someone a quick text.
My printer is wireless, so I can access it from anywhere in the house, when it's working.
Yesterday, I was preparing for a meeting. I needed to print several copies. I sent it to the printer and waited. In fact, I went to the kitchen for another glass of iced tea. When I came back and read the error message on the screen, document failed to print, I wanted to call my eighty year old friend and see if she could help me!
The two of us decided yesterday that sometimes, simple is better--especially at our age.