Friday, July 31, 2009

What's the Rush? has been a long day! So glad to have a chance to sit down at the computer, get on Facebook, play some Farm Town, and Blog!

The other thing I always do in the evening is talk to my best friend Pam. Tonight we were chatting while computing (as always) and I told her how excited I was to have called Time Warner and increased my Internet speed. A few months ago, I cut back some of my services to economize and the Internet got hit too......(just another causality of the economic crisis!)

Then we got to talking about dial up. I remember how excited I was the first time I heard the whir and static of the computer connecting. Close your eyes and remember that unforgettable sound!! The world was now being accessed right from my house. Now, getting access wasn't a quick process. In fact, I usually went and made myself a cup of coffee while waiting just to connect. Still...I was was magic!! forward to 2009.

I have been so annoyed the last few months because it took me so long to download photos and manage multiple sites at the same time.

The magic of having access is gone. Replaced by impatience and frustration. The computer has lost it's initial mystique. Oh, I still could not live without it.....but now it irritates me sometimes. I don't often think about how far technology has come to allow us instant digital access.

What happened...and what's the rush?

It was fun to reminisce about old times with my friend. I am glad my computer has progressed from the first Apple IIe that I first used at my Mom's school to my laptop I use today. Today is a good time to live in too....and when I slow down my access speed, I can actually remember that!