I am not a Luddite
Nor am I stupid or poorly-educated or in the early stages of some awful brain-wasting disease. But some days in the cyber/electronic/hyper-communicative world are harder than others. For example:
Yesterday I needed to power up, turn on and understand my new camera.
Yesterday I needed to connect my new printer wirelessly to its new Dell, Fujitsu, Surface friends.
Yesterday I started step by step through my (paper-printed, 109-page) Surface manual in order to begin fully utilizing my now 6-months-old Surface. But page 57, a critical page related to communicating with the new wireless printer, is missing.
Yesterday I realized how critical this all is because my laptops (with whom I have never become bosom buddies but we’ve done well together nevertheless) are now ill. One has developed a reluctance to talk to Google, the other killed Outlook.
When I ask my grandchildren questions about this dense and tangled new world, their friends whisper things to them like ‘your grandmother is sooo cute.’
Well, I’m not cute dammit. I’m a frustrated, aging, semi-electronics-literate, wannabe cyber nerd. But I am NOT a Luddite.
I would include a beautiful photo of something but I can’t download photos from my new camera to my old computer yet…probably should have bought the camera that connects wirelessly also.
My stomach hurts.