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Technology Nightmares!!!!

Feb 12, 2013 - 6 comments

So when some money fiiiiiiiiiiiinally came in, I thought I would catch up to the last fifty years of technology and purchase a few things for myself. Knowing that I should never again have the money to do so, it was investing in my old age future days of breaking boredom. So, first I got a Nook E-reader. Then I got a laptop, digital camera, and android phone. Fun fun. Determined to set up and learn all of them. Never, never ever buy all that tech at one time. In four days I was crazier than a bed bug. Going to bed at night was a huge relief just for the pure joy of getting away from it all if only for awhile. Now I am in technology induced depression over it all. Now I think of it as my job, I get up early and start the troubleshooting. Why can't my NOOK find the perfectly good wi-fi connection right here in the living room? Now where is that u-tube page on getting my computer to recognize the digital camera? Is it my age that is the problem? Or lack of tech skills? Whatever it is, ask me in a couple of months from now, and maybe then I will know something. Until then, thank God for U-tube!!

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by Dee1956, Feb 12, 2013
You are brave, my "big technology" is a desk top my son set up.
Good luck
Dee

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by aheart, Feb 12, 2013
You were smart to be afraid, be very afraid! Thanks I need it, tomorrow my mission is taking the Nook back to barnes and noble and asking them for help. :O

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by 29sillygirl, Feb 13, 2013
OMG!  You didn't...haha.  Take a deep breath...and tackle only what is most urgent .  Probably the laptop right now.
You know your ISP is useful with software issues....but the set up is harder...most tech places do it for you...for a price:)
But UTube can be a great help...

I used to love all things digital....but the romance has cooled down considerably in last few years.  

B&N will help you.  So that is one gadget conquered.





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by LindaTX, Mar 29, 2013
I so sympathize with you!  My laptop and I get along fine, thank God!  But i still can't operate my ipad very well at all...I need a class, I think.  I just got a new iphone 5 and just learned to take pictures with it and answer it when it rings like a doorbell!  Gotta change that ringtone, lol.  I'm not very tech savy to put it mildly and yes I believe age has a lot to do with it...at least in my case.

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by Dalubaba, Apr 13, 2013
Can we call it a technological malaise? I was fond of finding out all features of any product I purchase. I will read all instruction given even in mircrTo-print with a magnifying glass.One month computer class evoked ah and oh seeing all features. I learned typing with typing website. spent 500 hours and acheived a speed of 30 words per minute and accuracy 99 percent.Then had AMD-age related macular deterioration. my eye sight started diminishing. My speed of typing and accuracy became almost zero. So my romance with ended. Now I do pull on with minimum.The feature of self check and meningitis text are the boon, without them, I would not have participated in any forum. I do not know what would I have done with my time?  Technology has developed so fast that it is difficult to keep up with it without help of the professionals.I am 82 and hence I have to plod for some time only. I an lucky on this score.Sorry for a much ado about nothing.

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by Dalubaba, Apr 13, 2013
I hope everybody knows about changes in MH software. Under my med help,if hover (not click), you will get a drop down menu and you can enter any where in MH. This change is recent. Me and people like me had some problem, in reaching their community.One more feature to learn. If you like,every day you can learn one feature from the computer. It is an endless search.

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