Becoming a digital immigrant can be thrilling! Two years I bought my mom a PC. It has been a upward climb for her, but this is now what she wrote -Poetry about her PC:
The sequence of my relationship to my pc has been something like this:
a machine with lots of buttons to learn
a machine that has buttons that I don’t have to learn and can still do what I WANT
a machine that does what “IT”wants and I am second [but I must communicate the" old" way to get it to do what I want]
now I am third
smooth sailing occurs for a while and I hope it will last forever
nonsense, nothing lasts forever but I can bask in all the wonderful experiences I have had in communicating ‘techy” and the knowledge that was gained
changes keep happening on my screen
now I have decided that it is an “entertainer” and I am here for the show
I don’t know what the next curtain call will be but as long as I’ve paid for my ticket, I’ll enjoy the show!
Feeling that I am at a tech show, helps ease the frustration and gives me the choices an “observer” has. Very gradually, I have moved from an audience seat to the “background crowd”. I admire the real actors,stars and stage crew.
Exposure to this entertainment is wonderful. Thanks again for my pc
HUGS from mom