Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Technology

Grandpa: “Oh, you won’t believe what Patty showed me how to do on my cell phone.”
Me: “What, Grandpa?”
My brother (in the background): “Speed dial.”
Grandpa: “Look. I can just press number 3, and it says ‘Patty’ and dials her number. Isn’t that something?”
Me: “Grandpa, that’s great!”
Grandpa: “She was going to teach me something else, but I said, ‘Forget it. One thing at a time.’ Can you believe this? What a mystery technology is.”

2 comments:

Erin March 30, 2010 at 10:59 AM  

Oh Sweet Jesus. Next time we have a tutorial with my grandparents and their telephone I'm going to videotape it. We might as well be trying to teach them to speak Arabic.

NC Sue March 30, 2010 at 2:20 PM  

Maybe Grandpa is right and it really IS pretty amazing - we've just gotten so used to what technology can do that we fail sometimes to appreciate how great it is. I remember when calculators first became available - they were huge things, very pricey, and performed only rather basic functions. Now we think DSL is painfully slow.

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