Wednesday, November 4, 2015


After battling to understand so much of modern technology this rather applies to me very well.   I use a computer reasonably well, we use a mobile (cell) phone if we need to call for assistance of any kind.  We do of course have TV and a DVD player but nothing to record with (for some reason we can no longer use the VCR part of the machine).  I see so many 'things' advertised in brochures these days and have no idea what they are.   There are little squares with what appear to be black and white dots which apparently will give you all the information you want but how do you access it?   I give up and realise I have gone as far as I can with modern technology.  I saw the other day where they now have an intelligent computer that can win quizzes against humans.   Wow! What next?


  1. Hari OM
    I second the motion!!! YAM xx

  2. No arguments here. Technology can do some amazing things, but I wonder whether the advances are always desirable.

    1. It is all getting far beyond me these days. Makes me feel really ancient!!

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    1. It's all happened too quickly, too soon for me.

  4. I'm glad I had my childhood before technology too.
    The small squares with black "dots" are like bar codes on products. You scan the square with your Smart Phone and all the information about that product appears on your Smart Phone screen for you to see. I don't have a Smart Phone so have never done this, but that's how it works.

  5. I think our lives were perhaps so simple then. In my youth we had radio (and excellent it was too), gramophones and then hi-fi systems and it seemed to be all we needed. Oh yes, we did have the telephone but in our home till I was about 12.
    I do think oldies are being gradually left out of many things, even by their families at times.