Thursday, 25 March 2010

Technology and the Technofailyphobe

I have never been somebody who copes comfortably with technology. I can do floaty fabric, splashy painty, random talky stuff, but when it comes down to the precision required by physics or computers I allow my brain to turn off. My husband is an engineer who understands numbers (even sums that use brackets) and our son is reading Computer Science at uni. I have used these facts as my excuse not to bother to learn more. (Also if I ask either child anything about the computer they rattle off the information so quickly and with so much flouncy eye-rolling somehow it just doesn't seem worth it)

Now I am the proud owner of an i-phone. The sheer excitement I feel about it is very uncool, but I actually feel as if I understand it, the whole thing is remarkably intuitive and other than one or two glitches (making the map huge and then not being able to shrink it again and telling it I didn't want it to talk to my i-pod ) I have found my way round it. For the first week I just looked at it askance and felt nervous but now I tweet, email, shop, watch films, read books and answer questions. Sometimes I even make phone calls. It has been a great ice breaker too, on my last 2 train journeys I have been given tutorials by the guys I was sitting next to. (Thank you Mr Gold Futures man and Mr Philosophy student man) Lots of help, albeit with a little metaphorical patting on the head, from people who used theirs in very different ways. Is there anything this little beauty can't do ?

My lovely, shiny new friend welcome to my life.

8 comments:

Eva Maria Chapman said...

Now you've really tempted me to get one. I like the possibilities of chat up lines on trains with nice smart sounding men! With my hat and IPhone I'm there!

Nene said...

I'm so happy for you. I'm not ashamed to say that I LOVE my Iphone dearly and don't really know how I coped before? I've had it 2 years+ and am now seriously eyeing the 3GS, which must be what you've got.

I've written a little something about women and technology on my blog. Have you read it :-)

jazzandjewels said...

I love my iPhone.... and relished it even when it was stolen (beware!!!) ... as when i got a replacement and synced it to my pc i had ALL my contacts... and even some lovely texts that i thought i'd lost forever!!!

It was as though it had never gone!

Lovely and shiny and sweet .... with so many 'apps' that really aren't necessary but are kind of fun!

xxx

Fran said...

I am SO tempted. It sounds fab. Although it's the best excuse I've ever heard from anyone as to why they get into conversation with nice men on trains ...

Helena Halme said...

I am very jealous. xx

Northern Snippet said...

How funny.I upgraded my Nokia Builders brick to a Blackberry a couple of weeks ago.I did exactly the same-looked at it for a week,whilst wishing I had the brick again(so simple to text).Then I managed to check e mails,tweet etc.,though wondered why I hadn't received any texts..for some reason I expected them to be in the same box as the e mails.....

'Megan' said...

You make it sound so desirable, I almost want one now.

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