It’s December 31, 2019 … the last day of this decade, my last blog post of this decade. Do you remember what you were doing on December 31, 1999? Do you remember the Y2K bug? Did you heed all the warnings?
In hindsight, we know that not only did all the computers continue to work, but they, and technology in general, have thrived. So many things that we take for granted today were not around (to the general public) twenty years ago. Continue reading →
November 26, 2014 ~ Today I am thankful for modern day computers and software. The other day, I was talking to a friend from high school about our class reunion (how many decades is not important). We were discussing how much things had changed over the years.
When we were in high school, the computer course we learned (or tried to learn) was called FORTRAN. We had to create flow chart programs. We had to enter our program into a key punch machine, usually resulting in a thick stack of cards. Then came the moment of truth … were your flow chart commands correct?? To find out, you loaded your key punch cards into the reader to be printed. If the pin feed printer spit out a long banner = success 🙂 … short banner = failure 🙁 Continue reading →
November 4 ~ Today I am thankful for modern technology. This, of course, is a huge topic … PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, wifi, etc. I’m focusing on computers and the internet for now. When you stop to think about it, it is truly amazing how information is delivered instantly by the click of mouse. Mind-boggling!
Since starting Tracy Helps You earlier this year, I feel like I’ve made leaps and bounds in my knowledge of the internet. My cousin Terri (a phenomenal genealogist … if you’d like to learn more about your family history) has been my teacher / mentor in my technological education. My friend Julie gave me a beginner’s crash course in social media marketing. I count their support and friendship as one of my many blessings.
It was just last week while I was with my Aunt Terri and cousin Terri (aka the 3 T’s), that Terri (cousin) and I were talking about my website and some wordpress plugin updates. My aunt interrupted us to say she had no idea what we were talking about … it sounded like we were speaking a foreign language. In that moment, I felt proud of myself when I really thought about how much I had learned about technology in a relatively short period of time.
♥ Today I will focus on being thankful for modern technology ♥