There was a time that if something new as far as technology was concerned came out on the market, I was one of the first in line to get it. Cell phones, game systems, computers, TVs and on and on, it did not matter. I could speak gigabytes and megabytes to almost everyone and know what I was talking about.
Technology fascinated me ever since I saw my very first cell phone. It was around 1981 or 1982 and I was in this car and asked the guy what this big block looking thing was on his floorboard. He told me it was a new thing they are calling a cellular mobile phone. I asked what it does and he said it is just like your home phone but it is in a car. I remember sitting up and looking through the back glass trying to find the phone cord he was dragging and I thought to myself "He must have a lot of that cord".
Years later It was almost as bad when a friend of mine told me about this thing you can go on with your computer and look up anything from all over the world. I asked him why would I want to do that and all he could say was "why not". He explained to me that this was what they were calling the information highway and I had to get it so we could talk back and forth. I told him that we were already doing that.
I remember the first time I logged on using my phone line. Yes it was slower than Christmas but I was up with the times.
Saying all this, for the past few years I have slid backwards. I have not ran out and bought the newest and greatest items just because I had to have them. As a matter of fact when I saw how all my kids and the wife were slaves to their phones and would shower with it if they could I decided I was not even going to have one of those stupid things anymore either, so I didn't. For over a year I was phoneless. You could not call me, text me, send me funny pics or smiley faces, find me by way of GPS or nothing, I was invisible. It did make several people mad because I was not at everyone's beckon call but they got over it. When someone would ask me for my cell number and I said I did not have one you would have thought the Pope died or something.
To get on with the story, Our cell phone plan came up for renewal this week and I decided I had made my point that I am not a slave to technology anymore so I got me a phone. It was the funnest thing, the sales guy I bet thought I just crawled out of a cave or something because I had no idea what he was talking about. I did not know what a "G" was when he ask if I wanted 3 or 4. I didn't know the difference between a "I" phone and a EVO. I told him I might not know what you are talking about but do you know the difference between a Speckled Sussex and a Buff Brahma.(Yea, he scratched his head on that one) Only a couple of years out and I am a Technology Dinosaur.
Needless to say, I now have a phone I do not know how to use. The buttons on the screen are so small that I miss dial every time I try and when I want to send a text, it spells words that I don't want to use. It does have a flashlight on it though so at least I can use it when I lock up the chickens.