(“HAPPY JELLYFISH DAY” A POPULAR JAPANESE HOLIDAY”)
HAVE YOU, a senior, had your life ruined, or part of it, by hi-tech?Let us review the many splendored-ways hi-tech can mess up a senior’s life.
OK, we know the GOOD THINGS about hi-tech that can help a senior–cell phones that get you an ambulance when you get hit by that heart attack or stroke–advanced medical treatments(if you can afford them-)-being able to chat or email with that far away grandchild or kid(unless you are a total dork at computers–FLASH NEWS!!-There is even now a super-simple computer any senior can use!)–
We have not personally checked out that computer, guys.Any more news on that?\
What, however, can a senior point to, and say “hi-tech is wrecking my life!”? Are there many DISADVANTAGES OF HI-TECH, for seniors?(I will have to stop now, and come back when my tendon-bone-hand pain, from too much ‘puter work, has gotten calmed down.A moot point. YES, we seniors type or draw,or surf,chat, and over-do it, the old hands and arthritis get bad.–over doing work on the computer gets done even by SENIORS.
We are only human;and we get fascinated, and HURT.WE ARE OLD. OK?)DID it ever occur to anyone, seniors can become “puter-addicts”too?Guys, we are old, not dead, and a lotta seniors are very intelligent.
)OUCH!! I now limit my time on a mouse,keyboard,ect, cause of the above problems.BUT HAVE you noticed the crash of social interaction,and funneling all social contacts onto FACEBOOK?AND little tiny hand computers?
The city of Eugene has the “social-disabled”who walk and go everywhere with their faces glued to a screen.Would you like to interact with people like that?only thru a lit screen?Imagine a date,or going out to dinner with younger people(true story)–and they all have their faces glued to a tiny screen?–even the WAITER??.IS THIS EVEN HUMAN any more?
HOW do people take a class on the computer?you have no fellow students,no face-to human teacher, not even any illusion that you are taking a class.
You may as well be serving life in a prison, taking an online course to make life less boring–trying to avoid looking at the bars on windows.NO DIFF!!
Remember when people used to have HOBBIES,knit, sew , make dolls, bake, and various interests?i did try to buy a digital camera–the $100. dollar one did not work,was shoddy–instead of a reas0nable priced camera, i was told, digital cameras start at $400. to at least $600. to start. JUST FOR A DAMN HOBBY CAMERA??
THERE goes my dumb leisurely hobby!!!I can’t afford it!!only rich people can buy decent cameras.
Carolyn, as usual, watched me typing;”OK, no camera,no socially–sane people, too much f—ing FACEBOOK–and anything simple, has been DIGITIZED, so its no longer simple.–you forgot–your medical files are on computers, that go online, and can be hacked.”
OH,yes, “financial insecurity is hi-tech.”your MONEY CAN GET HACKED online, its no longer safe–what happened to real retailers and safe real stores??Someone just hacked my debit card, and my bank discontinued it–I have no debit card.(I am in vain waiting for a new one.ho-hum)–and the digital age makes my MONEY UNSAFE, and ANYONE can get you, online.
WHAT was so great about online shopping again?I don’t usually get robbed at gun point when i go to a store.–not until now. Plus, hackers who get a whole store’s shoppers, can steal every one’s debit cards–retail is not safe. This explains why I have started to use CASH to buy stuff.
THE DIGITAL BILL FOR SERVICES–has become huge.Comcast phone,tv,and internet (the only local I can get) costs a fortune.Forgeet heat and water costs–basic digital needs rack up the real big price tag every month.
I remember when T.V. WAS FREE and it was much better shows than now.With digital, i have more commercials, more t.v. cable fees, ect ect ect. –and all the tv shows STINK NOW.Most of them.i don’t bother with–movies only.AND THOSE same movies rotate endlessly, with any newer movies. —re-runs-re-runs-re-runs, Comcast t.v. is ALL RE-RUNS.and OLD STUFF!!!
There are no choices any more, just digital-this and that.If I could get a real camera, and use that,I would–but do I really have a choice??WHO HAS real cameras,and real film any more?I have to look locally.
And we have those close to us,–you have to call them long distance–they can’t write letters any more.(this is a very “gone: senior who should know better.)–they are too busy at home, going online, and only socially-interacting, online.–They have disappeared from the real world. THAT is bAD. Seniors who forget how to interact, unless its on a computer. You just named my sister.
I will end with “having to learn digital code and language you hate,and can’t waste time on”–its not fun.THAT is a real time killer, when you’d rather be outside,going for ice cream,or doing a hobby.–Even seniors get ensnared by this.AND, you can HAVE IT!!! YOU can have the “digital world,” hopefully we will run out of oil,and electricity to run all this junk. THAT’ would be a senior’s blessing.
(Sandraminadotty, in Eugene Oregon, altho no one’s reading my dumb blog.)”SATIRE IS OUR MIDDLE NAME!!!”