Technology and I have always co-existed in a slightly uneasy relationship in which we tolerate each other but there is little warmth or kindred feeling. I use it for work on a need to know basis, seem to frequently be responsible for apoplectic reactions in photocopy machines, and generally put it into the category of things I am not terribly good at.
Now, motivated partly by emerging need and the 50newthings conviction that I should ‘just do it’..I did.
So..all for first times I,
used youtube to check out new music,
purchased some music online that I couldn’t get in cd form
got an iPod nano
downloaded podcasts of Richard Fidler’s ‘Conversations’ so that I could take them with me on my travels
made my first online comment
played my first computer game
I’m happy to buy the physical form of a cd where I can
I like paper maps (maybe I just don’t like being told where to go by anyone even a dulcet toned navigational device)
I’m more than happy to be disconnected from mobile devices a great deal of the time, particularly when traveling
Email and text are fantastic and convenient, but nothing can quite compare to the pleasure of a letter or postcard.
My favourite book will always be one with pages you can touch and turn
Where ever possible, I would rather be with people face to face