Let’s just say that personal computers became a household item well after I graduated and was married with a child. My son on the other hand has had a computer at his fingertips since he was 2 years old. He gets them, I don’t. I use a computer everyday both professionally and personally. I know my way around Microsoft office, email, social media and this blog. However, when a problem rears its ugly head I am left bleary eyed and reaching for my bottle of extra strength Excedrin.
So when I received my first smart phone I embraced the touch screen technology…It seemed everything was at my fingertips and I was a fan! Now I realize that the simplicity of my smart phone has left me feeling less than smart…
My smart phone has created a computer idiot. I have gotten so comfortable with the incredible technology on my smart phone that I have no patience when it comes to dealing with a computer issue. I don’t want to take the time to research, read and try to apply what I think I’ve read in an attempt to correct my perceived problem. I think that things should just fix themselves by going to the “app store” and clicking “updates”. This couldn’t have been more obvious than tonight when I was trying to help my sister with her new blog.
A few days ago, she created a WordPress blog and wrote her first post. I followed her blog and you may have seen that I re-blogged her post and asked you to show here a little blog love. Then it happened…the link to her blog post landed on her page and announced “this page is not found”. NOT FOUND…how could that be?
I tried walking her through her settings, comparing them to the settings on my blog. I logged in and took a look around. Not really knowing what I was looking for but nothing looked out of the ordinary. I wrote a post, saved it and published it to make sure things were working. They were.
Now more than ever I feel challenged by my lack of computer knowledge… where is my phone?