So for the last twenty years or so, I’ve been at the he center of everything technological. Cell phones? I had the original brick, the palm pilot, a series of Blackberries, etc. Computers? I remember paying $1700 for a brand new *True Blue* computer with less processing power than my current watch. The true blue label indicated an “authentic IBM and not one of those evil clones that would come to dominate later.
Flash forward to today. Our new home has no cell coverage, no internet access so far, though we’re still working through that particular hurdle and I’m finding more and more excuses to come down to the local town’s Timmie’s to enjoy actual connectivity… (not that I’m going through withdrawal… I can quit anytime… I just don’t want to is all.
Oh, and if you look closely on the right, by the water bottle, you’ll notice my latest acquisition. It’s a phone modem. You see, The laptop I brought with me is relatively up to date, so it’s never even heard of dial up. I actually had to go looking for this thing fairly deeply.
The good side of all of this is that I’m *much* closer to family, on both sides, I’m getting a chance to say hi to one or two <COUGHSEVENCOUGH> barn cats and I’m catching up on some reading I’ve been putting off for a long time.
All in all, Life is good 🙂