I find it very hard to keep up with technology from an emotional point of view. No sooner do I learn something new when it's time to let go of that knowledge and embrace the newest thing. For the most part, technological change is good--like my flat screen and lightweight television that I can lift alone--but some is just trying. I don't go readily though. So comfortable with the tried and true, I'm usually the last kid on the block with the latest gadgets.
Take music for instance. I was perfectly happy with albums when 8 tracks came out. Soon though, the best way to buy music was on cassette. It wasn't long before CDs came out replacing tapes--which I despise because they get scratched--and I had to buy all new equipment and music. Nowadays, most of my music is digital, which did me no favors when the V key on my laptop took a hit with water and fried the entire shebang (no, I hadn't backed up my files). I've not updated my Ipod since this tragedy and I'm stuck listening to an endless loop of the same old music.
Pieces of the baby quilt. Two down, four to go.
One technology I adore is video recording on my television. I do appreciate the fact that I could record all the television shows I'd miss while I was away and did indeed spend the second week of my vacation staying in my jammies all day and playing catch up with my DVR. Even if I'm home and able to watch, I still record my favorite shows because it allows me the ability to fast forward through the advertising. Love. That.
I also got a bit of knitting done in the process of getting caught up. On further reflection, I may appreciate this ancient art form of knitting because frankly, there is no modern technology involved with making loops with sticks and string, but that's a post for another day.
Sadly I can't knit and read at the same time. While I wish I could get into books on
tape CD mp3 player, I'm much better with the written word. My mind just goes places once inside a book--places I usually like. It's also nice to hold a book in my hands and flip the pages. In addition to my knitting and travels, I've read 3 books while on vacation, and the fourth, well I'm working on that, but it's just too big to carry around. This got me to thinking it's time to get an e-reader. But which one? An Ipad? I've already got a MacBook that travels fairly well and frankly, I think an Ipad is way overpriced right now. A Nook? It's pretty spiffy and displays in color. This may be helpful for knitting books I may want to purchase. A Kindle? Ohhhh, I can't decide.
So I did the next best thing and downloaded the free Kindle app for MacBook to take for a spin and bought a book last night. I'm hooked. Completely.
Here I go again...