Sometimes, I don't realize how clueless I am about modern technology, until I get that deer stuck in the headlights look, when I first hear about something new. So, with so many new things happening--technology wise--, I got that look again, awhile back, after hearing about cloud/cloud computing, and the first thing that pops into my head is--rain or an overcast sky, or maybe a fluffy cloud in the shape of a bunny-- but, after a little search I learn it's a delivery of computing and storage capacity to a heterogeneous community of end recipients http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing . This, of course, left me even more clueless, but maybe I'd have a stronger urge to learn more about this if I was working in a big office or company where people would have to travel a lot and keep in touch via computer.
But whether I understand modern technology, or not I must admit I'd love to have some of that modern technology, like the new Droid phone and who wouldn't get caught up with all the bells and whistles that come with that, including the cool looking commercials. www.verizonwireless.com/droid.shtml
So with all these modern conveniences, I have to ask myself, why do I still resist things, especially if they can make one's life so much easier? It's possible, that like Danny Clover in that Lethal Weapon movie where he says," I'm getting too old for this "shit", that maybe I feel I'm getting too old to learn too, as some things can seem so complicated. Especially, when a new gadget comes with a booklet that has 300 or more pages in it, it can be off putting. And if you get the jargon that only Einstein could translate,or if there's not enough direction, if they're skimpy with the instructions, I am truly doomed.
So, do I want to do away with modern technology? Go back to a simpler time? No, for sure, no. There are so many things that are better for us today, than 20, 30, 50, 100 or heaven forbid, hundreds of years ago. I--for sure-- want cars, conveniences and modern medicine. And I definitely wouldn't want a tooth pulled out, or experience childbirth, again, without the aid of painkillers,but sometimes, if not for a moment, I wish I could go back to an earlier time, when maybe things were learned in a shorter time, or self-explanatory. One can only hope,I guess.