Sunday, March 30, 2014

My Love Hate Affair

Technology - my friend - some days not.  I see myself as technological competent.  I work hard to stay knowledgeable.  Somedays I see myself as technological clueless.

Take my ipad.  I have had it for awhile and am just now trying to set it up to send email and to send imessages.  The imessage one seems to be where I am struggling.  I get this message "recipient can't receive messages check your network"  Ahhg  I want to scream!

That's about the time when Hank drops his toy on my nearby computer keyboard and wants my attention.  How can I admit to myself that I haven't a clue at what I'm doing.

What do I do - I google.  How do you set up.  I read directions.  Yes done that.  Success?  No.

I experiment with my own addresses to see if I have been successful.  Ok I now can send a picture by email.  Still not by message.  Ahh I will wait until a later hour and see if I can talk to a friend who is a technology whiz.

I always feel so dumb when I can't figure out how to do these things myself.  I feel like such a charlatan when people refer to me as their technology go to person.  I always look over my shoulder to see who they are talking about.  Then realizing oh they meant me.

When they come with questions.  I usually answer-" well lets looks at it and see if between the two of us we can figure it out.  What have you already tried?  What do you think the problem is?  What are you trying to do? Alright, lets see what happens when we do this."

I love technology, but I hate feeling so ignorant.  Technology is SOOOO FRUSTRATING.





7 comments:

arjeha said...

Tell me about it. Technology is moving a lot faster that I am. I don't stand a chance of catching up. Hopefully I will be able to do what I need to. What can I say? I still use a Tracfone.

Linda Baie said...

It would be lovely if it was like the old phones, where they just worked & we didn't have to do anything! There are so many choices, too. I do just like you, Ruth, Google the problem & nearly always I find a solution, but time is what it takes, & sometimes I just drop it too because I don't want to mess with the code, etc. I bet you do know a lot, but sometimes just not the "lot" needed (te he). As for the iMessages, I looked at my IPad & it has all my e-mails: me.com, mac.com, iCloud.com as senders. Does that help? Good luck!

Jaana said...

One of our teachers got an iPad mini last fall. I found last week that she has not yet taken it out of the box!!!!!! I offered to set it up for her. Haven't heard anything yet. We all deal with technology in different ways.

Storykeeperferris said...

I hate being defeated by a machine. Snarl, snarl. I want instant success.

Storykeeperferris said...

I will look and see if I can translate this into action. You are so right about not having the right "lot".

Storykeeperferris said...

I take classes because if I don't I will be run over and left in the dust! Glad to know others struggle with the same issues.

Tara said...

Amen. I am still battling technology and yet more and more dependent upon it. Some day, though, it will all click!