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 18, 2014 ~ Today I am thankful to be able to “Google It”. In today’s world, we are blessed with access to information with a few strokes on a keyboard. It is mind boggling to think about. You just type a word, phrase or question into the address bar, press enter … and voila, you are given thousands of answers to choose from. You don’t even have to know how to spell it correctly … Google will ask you if you meant something else if it doesn’t recognize your query.
Back in the day, when I was in school, we had to use the library’s card catalog to research various topics. It led us to find actual books on the subject, which we had to read to find the facts we were looking for. A lot of the work had to be done in the library because the books in the “Reference Section” could not be checked out. There were a lot of handwritten notes to refer back to when actually writing the paper. Printing a hard copy wasn’t an option.
I love the convenience of using Google Search Engines. This is one area of modern technology that I am really quite happy with.
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 ♥