Monday, February 5, 2007

New technology put ... ME ... off?

I have always been the kind of girl that would go out immediately to try the newest technology. I had my first webpage in the early 90s, I had DVDs when there were just a few titles out and speculation about whether they would go the same route as 8-tracks. But a blog ... I have to admit, I've been putting this one off. I'm not really sure why. The setup for this took less than a minute, including the search for free blog software. And here I am typing away.

This has been a learning opportunity for me. Not so much about the ease of setting up a blog (if a teen can do it ...). It is more about gaining a better understanding of why people in the older generation are often slow to try new things. I'm sure there is a certain percentage that is scared, stubborn, or traditional, just as I'm sure a greater number of people have a lot on their plates. New technology often saves time in the long run, to be sure, but it often involves setup time, a learning curve, and in a world of to do lists and deadlines, the investment of time acquiring knowledge about new things can be risky.

So, yay blog, and yay that I have not yet become one of those 'old people' who have 'better things' to do than to start a new blog.

If you want to leave a comment, just click on the comments link just there .....


  1. Hey! This is sweet. You can leave a comment just by clicking on the comment link at the bottom (that says how many comments there are.)

  2. Julie, you are amazing... if I ever have any friends looking for some AWESOME Juliery (lol, like the play on words?) I'll send them to this site :)

    - The Boy