Wednesday, November 17, 2010

CTRL your day

Remember when we only used erasers to DELETE, tape to PASTE and scissors to CUT????

Well, yesterday while busy at work on the computer, I was looking for some photos to attach to an email, creating a word document that contained both images and text and then uploading all of it to the ftp site of the company, I realized how much of my day is faster because of just having good computer skills.

But of course, I am no "whiz kid" programmer kind of a person, but I do have some good skills and can pretty much get around any new program in a fairly fast amount of time.

It just sometimes it amazes me how much of my day is done with computers, even though I am on art sales. Keeping back up photos of all the pieces on the wall, customers emails, orders to the warehouse, etc, etc, etc... And I still remember when back in high school we were learning DOS and how to back up a floppy disk, used to hate computer classes, LOL!

Now, I do think it is a privilege to have been born before the World Wide Web even existed and got to see the before and after of the computer era, well, maybe not so much the after because I am sure there is much more to come...

But oh boy, am I glad a had a childhood where time outside the house was the way to go, we didn't depend of having a computer, a phone to play games or connect with friend, we just went out, hang out and play with friends. Most kids just don't do that nowadays, but they sure can work out them leapfrogs, ps3's and playstations, right????

So, how much of your day is CTRLed by a computer? Is it too much? I am trying to cut my computer time as much as possible, and this blog some times makes it pretty time consuming, so I am making double effort to not let technology take over my life... you should try it, so now, turn off the computer and go outside!!!!

Have a great day!

4 commented; now it's your turn!:

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Since retirement, I don't have to play on this thing except for pleasure. When I sold Real Estate, it seemed like I lived on this thing, but it was my Bread n Butter. Now, it's just fun and I enjoy poking around and of course meeting all my blogger friends!!...debbie

highheeledlife said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

GREAT POST!! I too played outside with friends growing up! as much as I am appreciative of technology , it de-humanizes us in a way. I see young people today ( 3-12 years of age) already consumed with the latest gizmo's or gadgets...

Here , here for getting out and enjoying the day !!! HHL

Joey Y said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Couldn't agree more! I spend time with computer more than anything else, even my love ones!! Working, blogging, Facebook-ing.... Sad but very true. But also glad that the computer & internet bring connection to me with the outside world. But ya, we shouldn't let it conquer too much of our life!

Fina Thorpe-Willett said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

so true. i raised as 'outdoor' kid and now my partner in bed is my computer or iphone, closer over my husband :)) shut them down for days during holiday always work on me.

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