My parent’s computer is dying a slow death so I gently suggested that when it dies they should really just get an iPad. This suggestion was pretty much met with silence(also some googling of ‘what’s an iPad’ I’m sure) but I guess they figured ‘what the heck’ one day and went to Target and bought an iPad right after they put toilet paper and Polident in their cart. Old people are adorable.
Anyway, at this point I’m pretty sure it’s being mainly used as a really fancy coaster but I have high hopes that they will appreciate the iPad for what it is…a complete package of beauty, art and technology all rolled into one adorable tablet. Also, we did a Skype chat with them last week and Astrid(my 2 year old) gave them a pretty extensive tutorial on how to use it. Astrid is preparing a two day intensive course for them during our visit in July.
So when they came home with the iPad I mentioned that my mom really needed to get on Facebook if she wanted more photos of the girls because it’s easier just to post them there than to also email them. She is still not convinced on why she needs to be on ‘The Facebook’ but that is totally understandable as she still doesn’t have texting on her phone….because this is the email my mom sent to her whole family just a few days before buying the iPad….(note: I’m posting this without permission. I might be grounded starting tomorrow…)
FIRST LET ME SAY “I AM NOT A LOVER OF ALL THE TECHNOLOGY STUFF!”
My computer hasn’t worked well for months and I finally started dealing with it a few weeks ago. The computer was freezing and all that crap. Then we had Comcast come out and take a look. By the 4th guy he finally just told us our computer is OLD. We know that! Last evening a very nice lady called from comcast and she walked me thru a few things and today my computer seems to be working better. What do I do on line – email, read tracy’s blog, read the Duluth paper, play some select games and once in a while look something up. I spend all frigon (is that how you spell it?) day on a computer so not inclined to go home and sit for another few hours. We are considering getting a laptop or even just a Ipad (sounds like something to put on your eye)or is it an Ipod (sounds like something you should wear if you leak):(
Who uses texting? I don’t have it, do I need it? Is it really worth paying MORE money for something? Troy told me the other day I need it and then he would ever have to TALK to me! Jack and I went to the Verizon shop last Saturday because starting this Sunday any changes you make with them will cost $30. We had this very nice young lady try to explain to two OLD people what some of this stuff means. We left the store with nothing. Do you really need a phone that takes pictures (I have a camera for that and I don’t even know how to use all the features for it), now they have phones you can talk into and give commands – I mean really. Sometimes I wonder if I really need this tracking device. What did we do when we couldn’t get in contact with someone instantly?
I can’t turn the channel on our tv, sometimes I can’t even turn the TV on! If Jack’s not around I have to go watch TV someplace else in the house or I’ll screw up the big TV. Why do we need 1000+ channels? How many do you really watch? Many of the good shows are now on after 10! So then you need a DVR to record it because by 10 you’re in bed. They should have a channel for old people that starts at 5:00am and goes off the air around 9:30.
I want to use my dial phone that you put your finger in and turn it in a circle(I still have one of those in use), I used to know numbers in my head – now I have to look them up. I do like email, but in the long run it was cheaper to mail a letter. For games I played with an actual deck of cards and the game was called solitaire. Would I ever hear from any of you if I discontinued my internet, would you write me a letter once in a while?
I can not imagine what it will be like in a few years. I am already so confused. I believe it’s really not alzheimer’s (sp) that the older generation has it’s frigon (the spelling just doesn’t look right) OVERLOAD. It is the easiest way to ignore what the heck is going on.
And after reading that again – I totally get why my mother bought an iPad? What the…???? I mean do I even tell her that it doesn’t start with a capital ‘i’ at this point? Old people are adorable. And funny.
Speaking of mothers – This is what I wore on Mother’s Day(with my cute little coordinating iPad technical expert) Linking up with What I Wore Wednesday.
Cardigan - Target
Black tee – H&M
Belt – H&M
So have your parents embraced ‘The iPad’ technology? Please give me hope. (Also, mom – please get texting..your grandchildren would LOVE that.) xo