I broke my phone. Not just, “oh – its a little damaged”. I mean dead. Nothing. Can’t use. It was awful. The insurance helped a lot as it was less than a third of the price to replace it, but it took two days to arrive. So here’s what I’ve learned in that time. Being able to check email and get phone calls while out of the office means I don’t have to stay in one place. That is a big deal when you are a solopreneur. Not having that flexibility really cut into my ability to manage my business. Not having my calendar the way I’m used to was tough, but not as bad as I thought. I was able to print my calendar and update when I got back to the office so that was manageable. The loss of texting was AWFUL. I […] Continue reading
I get very tired of hearing that people can’t use technology because of their age. There is nothing in any program or piece of hardware that switches off as soon as you hit a particular number. Instead, I would say it is one of these reasons: You don’t like it You don’t want to know You don’t see the value You don’t have a need You don’t understand it If people would own which of these was the real issue, we could move forward and fix it. Â As long as you say it is age-related, there is nothing I can do for you because I can’t make you younger. Â But maybe, if we could discuss it for real, you would feel like we found the fountain of youth since I could help you.
Electronic readers are a piece of technology I haven’t completely embraced yet. Â I currently have the Kindle app on my iPad, iBooks and I own a Nook so one would think I was totally sold. Â But honestly, I struggle with a couple things. Â Books have always been an important part of our lives. Â We have bookcases in every room in our home and built them in when we redid the basement. My grandmother actually started a library in her town and was an extension until she moved (and you should see the crazy books she had from that!). Â So not having books is not an option for us. I totally love that I can carry a bunch of books with me any time and they don’t need the space. I love that my Nook feels like a book and goes anywhere a book goes. […] Continue reading