Saturday, October 01, 2005

Technological Wonders

I wrote this a while ago, so for those of you that know my mum, her telephone is working now, and you can give her a call if you like.

I've never realized just how many people I know that have an online presence. My old roommate was telling me about all the people we know that have blogs or websites, and I just got an email from my cousin inviting me to her web-thing. I tried getting onto her site, but got totally confused. This would be a good time for Prince Charming to not be in Toronto. He's much better at figuring this stuff out than I am. I still don't know how to make a picture become an url, but I do think I might know why I need too. YAY!

Unfortunately, this post makes me feel like I'm perpetuating the stereotype of women as technologically inept. I hope that the learning curve isn't too slow. Just like learning to read, this might take a while.

On the other hand, if you think about it, just fifty years ago (if you give it a really flexible estimate), my mum got power out at the farm, and currently is without a landline because she has some of the oldest telephone lines going out to her house and the telephone company hasn't fixed it yet. It is an interesting contrast. I live in the city with my high-speed internet, and my parents live in the country with connection speeds that cause me physical pain when I'm visiting. I talk twice a week in a videoconference with Prince Charming while he's away at school. There is no way possible for me to do that at mum's house, even though her computer is much, much nicer than mine.

Very interesting.