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> It is All Chuck's Fault!
It is All Chuck's Fault!
(I tried to post the picture of MY diplomas but doesn't work!)
A little over 20 years ago I was leading a nice, quiet, uneventful life, sometimes working, going to a movie once a week, eating out, reading a couple of magazines a week, the paper every day, watchingTV in the evening and reading 2-3 books a week and then, one day, a package arrived--a computer tower, but at that time I didn't know you called it a tower!
There were wires, a keyboard, a thing called a mouse and me! Okay, most people I knew then didn't know what a computer was--oh sure some of the restaurants I worked in were starting to do everything with computers but they were all set up when we came into work. After unwrapping everything I put this big metal thing on the table, looked at it and just shook my head back and forth.
What do you do when you are looking at a big metal 'thing' and there is nothing that says this turns it on? There is nothing written and no obvious buttons or controls. I had no idea how to turn on this 'computer'!
Being the smart guy I am--hush, Chuck!--as long as it isn't technical I grabbed a phone book (Hey, you all remember phonebooks?) made some calls and the next thing I knew I was attending 2-night classes. I learned how to turn the computer on, how to use the mouse by playing Solitaire and how to send emails.
Now 20 years later I don't read newspapers, I have magazines piled up on my table and I haven't finished a book I started in February 2016--okay, it is a boring book but still.....
Now I have cable, Internet, a cell phone and technology is driving me CRAZY!
I spend 2 hours 11 AM-1 PM every day on the computer--I spend every evening 5 PM to 11:30 PM on the computer and then I play Heart Deluxe on the computer for about an hour before I go to sleep and my day is gone!
It's all Chuck's fault!!! Well, not all--Gene steered me to a blogging site!)
posted on Feb 12, 2019 7:31 PM ()
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