Sunday, October 26, 2008
Why I Really Feel Old
Computers make me feel really old. I remember going to college many years ago and learning "key punch." Computers didn't exist! I try to keep up with technology but I think it moves too fast for me. About two months ago I began homeschooling. Maybe you cannot call it homeschooling because the boys are really in a school but everything is done on their laptops, (which the school furnishes for them) from home. Because we had more than one computer we order a "wireless" something so they could all be on at once. This week, out of the blue, Tanner's new laptop stopped picking up a wireless signal. I immediately texted Big Al, our family's computer specialist, for help. He was so great to hear the panic in my text and called. He proceeded to try to help me over the phone find out the problem. Keep in mind who he was working with! After trying a few things and still not figuring out the problem, he said in a very patient tone of voice "Look around on the sides or anywhere and see if you can find a switch that is the "on" "off" switch for wireless." I turned the computer upside down, sideways, and every which way and didn't see one single switch for wireless. He then asked what kind it was. I told him it was an HP and then he said to look above the keyboard by the power button and sure enough.... there was a little wireless logo. That is why I'm saying I really feel old when it comes to doing much on computers. Maybe I don't feel old.... maybe I just feel dumb!