In the spirit of authentic communication, I need to make a confession. I am a technofraud. I am regarded by friends and co-workers as technologically advanced. They refer to me as the dotcom queen. And that’s fairly accurate. I can pretty much find anything on the web and use the internet as my first point of inquiry for any question at hand.
However, my techno prowess ends there. I attended BlogIndiana 2008 today and had to face that which I have known for a while. When it comes to communications technology, I’m quite antiquated in my knowledge.
So here I go…laying it all out here:
• I just gave up my AOL account a few months ago.
• When my kids put a photo on the background of my phone, I’m stuck with it because I don’t know how to change it.
• I don’t have a Twitter account and wouldn’t know what to do with one if I did.
• I only send about 10 text messages a month and am miserably slow at doing so.
• The concept of a smart phone makes me feel dumb.
• My Flickr is the TV remote control.
• My husband puts stuff on my iPod because I don’t know how to.
• The term “RSS feed” makes me want to order a pizza.
For the moment, the fact that I am a technofraud is my little secret (and now yours). But, my kids are going to quickly outpace me and realize my technological inadequacies, beyond the fact that I don’t know how to work the Xbox or Playstation, which is already well-known to them.
If you can help me jump with both feet into the 21st century, go ahead and send me a fax.