Doing Things The Old Fashioned Way
I’d like to think that I’m an early adopter when it comes to technological gadgets and services, but I’m really not. I’ve never downloaded music from the Internet. MP3 what? I resisted on getting a cell phone. Now I have one but I hardly use it yet I feel compelled to keep it. You already know that I have 2 VCRs that I hardly use, so I’m resisting the urge to get a DVD player. Oh and let’s not talk about TIVO. My best guy friend was an early adopter and raved about the service but I just couldn’t bring myself to sign up. I did get a Palm Pilot about 15 months ago, but that’s only because it was a gift from my job. Now thinking about going back to go back to using a paper calendar; at least temporarily. For whatever reason, I’ve been loosing appointments that I’ve loaded into my PDA. It’s probably time to upgrade since I only have the M125 model, but I’m being totally cheap about it. Plus I miss being able to look back through a paper calendar for possible reflection on what I’ve done over a year. Heck, I still have my day planners from college. Every now and then I drag them out to remember the good old days. I know over time these things will lead to clutter, but they help me remember my personal history. Plus they might be archeological treasures for my children and grandchildren. Well, that’s what I like to think. More importantly, while technology may be great, there is something to be said for doing things the old fashioned way. Anyone out there still writing letters beyond holidays cards and sending via snail mail? Probably not!