My friends called me a Luddite.
The thing is though, I hate buggering about with it. I just want to get on with what I want to do. Back in the 90s of course it was far from easy. Computers were expensive, slow and required a lot of arcane skills, for limited utility.
Fortunately my friend Don dragged us into the computer age by giving me his old machines whenever he upgraded. Mockery helped too.
The much more intuitive iMacs and later Windows GUI (Graphic User Interface) operating systems helped people like me a lot. With eBooks, digital magazines and on line content becoming so dominant, I wanted something easier than a desk top PC to consume these. So lately I'be been staring longingly at tablet displays. But with our limited income of the past 6 years they've been a luxury.
But a few weeks back was my 50th birthday and the family decided to get me a tablet. So here I am, sitting on my recliner writing this on my spiffing new Asus Nexus 7! This tech upgrade in the basement of rabbits will I hope make things more accessible. I can have digital rules at the table. I can I hope be able to do image searches while painting, instead of running upstairs to the PC. I also plan to load all my cadet training manual PDFs onto it. Much easier to carry than 5x 4 inch thick binders or the slow and clunky army issue laptop!
In order to try something new; I will now use the built in camera to show you what I should be doing instead of buggering about with a shiny new piece of technology.
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