Technology

Stop the World! I Want To Get Off!

In the early 1960’s, a musical production appeared on the scene with the title, “Stop The World I Want To Get Off”. While the title has dire implications such as suicide, it is more than that. It is really a metaphor for the anxiety that many are feeling about the dislocation and disruption of societal values in today’s world. For those 30 or under...Read More

Car Navigation Systems Lead To Divorce!

Jan and I made our 2017 New Year’s resolutions… I resolved to lose the final 15 pounds on last year’s 10-pound diet. Jan shocked me with her New Year’s resolution. “Let’s learn to use your cars electronic navigation system.” Hmmm… I thought carefully about what I should say. I needed to remain calm and convinced myself not to overreact. Then I scre...Read More

The ON Button. The ON Button! Where’s It Gone?

The kids call me Techie Nana. So why can’t I find the “on” button? In the old days there were two buttons, on and off. They were basic like vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup. Then we upgraded. On and off morphed into a “power button”. Wikipedia calls it a power symbol. As technology went global, someone decided that English words should be rep...Read More

Technology Gives Me A Headache!

I didn’t want a cell phone. I was perfectly content with my land line telephone and felt no need to reach out, touch or be touched by anyone. I loved the quiet periods that came with driving, and wandering through shops and parks, alone and non-communicative. Now if I don’t answer my phone in the middle of dinner at a restaurant, callers worry and ...Read More

Heart Devices Could Be At Risk For Hacking

It sounds like a horror science fiction plotline, but it’s happening. The Food and Drug Administration warned that certain cardiac devices are susceptible to online hacking. The FDA’s statement said that pacemakers, defibrillators, and other heart devices produced by St. Jude Medical, a Minnesota-based medical device company, may have p...Read More

Smartphone apps for seniors and caregivers

Apps for seniors and caregivers Smartphones and tablets have radically changed the way we communicate. By 2017, they will make up 87 percent of the worldwide smart-connected device market, with personal computers shrinking to just 13 percent of market share, according to recent projections released by the International Data Corp., a market tracking...Read More

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