Continuing in the same vein that my first two blogs are let me tell you a story that might amuse you. I must admit that I didn't see the humor in this situation for several months, but I guess I do now. I think that it illustrates perfectly the difference between the techies and the non techies - or those who were raised with computers and those of us who weren't. I also think that it illustrates how differently these generations think.
I was toying with the idea of a web site of my own and decided to talk to my daughter about it. She is a photographer( named one of the 20 top wedding photographers in the country last year - sorry, proud mother - her site is Artisan Events) and has had a web site forever. Does lots of stuff with it and was also in the throws of opening a web based business. So we have this long and involved discussion about the pros and cons of me having my own site, as opposed to opening a (my) shop where there were other artisans selling their wares and I just had to follow the web sites' protocol. We talked about the cost of development and the cost of this being on a server as opposed to the costs of a site like Artfire, where I am, which is a monthly fee...or at a place like 1000 markets, where I was, which charged a % of any sales. It was a good and involved conversation and when we were heading to the end I asked her, what to me was a perfectly logical question, which was..........."what do I look under in the yellow pages to find someone to write my program????"
I will make a bet that to most anyone over maybe, 55, that this question makes allot of sense. I will also make a bet that anyone much younger than that is still laughing. My child, flesh of my flesh, told the whole free world about this - and she didn't just do it verbally, she put it on Facebook so that the 1000's of her friends could have a good laugh too. I found out about this the next day when my other daughter called me, laughing, of course, and the first words out of her mouth were - " You didn't really ask Amanda where in the (snicker, snicker) yellow pages you could find someone to write a program for you, did you"
There's not much more to say -