In 1990 when we bought our first computer, we had dial up service through America Online. It took FOREVER to sign on, for each page to change and downloading pictures... fuhgetaboutit! My brother was thrilled with the Internet and encouraged me to surf the sites he would send me. Well, it was like watching paint dry to download a link. I gave up and used the $800 HP for a typewriter! A few years later we upgraded to a new HP Pavillion and for the first time, it worked. You could log on, surf the web and suddenly I realized what I'd been missing.
I'm not the only one who feels this way, I read recently that nearly half of Americans (48%) said their primary source of news and information is the Internet. That's why I pay attention, so that I can keep up with the latest technology has to offer. Sometimes the test is difficult though and we have to put our heads together to figure out what it does. Last Sunday's Best Buy ad had all kinds of do-dads, thing-a-ma-bobs, and do-hickeys that we need....we just don't know why we need them until they tell us!
Ben says "Hi!"