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F – Finding Funny and Fascinating Facts
Posted On 08/16/2017 10:27:12 by yourchoice

When we purchased our first computer in 1983, it was considered a business tool. If I learned how to use it, I would be able to help my husband in his business by creating ad files and financial records. I read the tutorials, learned the meaning of a bunch of new words, and have never lost my fascination with the technology.

Now, in my retirement, I still use my computer every day to communicate with friends (all over the world), create new friendships with people I probably will never meet in person (NOTH and FB), read books (the print is bigger), listen to music (YouTube), and do some shopping (Ebay and Varage). I still enjoy and prefer emails from many friends who tell me about their family and the ups and downs in their life, as well as interesting sites that they have found on the Internet. Funny animal videos (we no longer have pets), happy and funny videos of weddings and other family events (some are also very sad) from people around the world, household tricks to save me time and money (some don’t work), and recipes (they look good, but I’m sticking to my favorite recipe collection) are all fun and entertaining.

I’m fascinated by the convenience of my tablet when we travel, and my “smart phone”, (used for talking, taking pictures and texting, even though I’m still a one-fingered instead of a two-thumb typist). I wanted to learn how to use these “tools” to keep in touch with family, especially grandkids who are now young adults.

One more ‘f’ word that we hear far too often these days… fake! It’s used all over the place; in advertising, religion, manufacturing, health, politics, and relationships. It could be fascinating at times, but rarely funny. We need to be aware that even though the stuff we read may be fascinating and funny, it is not always the facts.

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08/19/2017 17:31:32

Technology has sure changed our lives. My big regret is I didn't take typing in school. Great post!

08/17/2017 03:05:19

Good Blog Mona and something that I think we can all relate to....I bought my first Compter the year before I retired from paid work in 2001.   At the very first I became facinated with it and of all the things that I could do and see and learn.    I used it daily then and continue to do so.  

As for 'Fake'  there is so much that we see and hear today that can be 'frightening and scary' to people.  News items are not always what they appear to be.  Most everything today is 'Faked' to grab the attention of the listener or viewer.

 Most of my friends do not have computers and believe all the terrible things that happen to people who use them especially when they have been 'conned' into something. That was until I became the Secretary of our CWL group. Insead of 'Snail Mail' now.  I send email's etc. Have Newsletter's emailed to me which cuts the Subs by two thirds, Whenever they want to learn about something discussed at the meetings, they now say to me. Pat can you Google that so we can learn all about it??.  They realise now that computers are a necessity. 

08/16/2017 11:29:54

Good one, Mona!  Like you, the first computer I used in 1998 was for 'business', belonging to my boss; the first thing I had to learn was to do a Spreadsheet. Now I use a spreadsheet to keep track of our personal monthly expenses, ect.  And of course, I 'google' things daily, to learn all kinds of fascinating facts!

As for 'fake', yes we do need to be wary of things we read--as many things are either exaggerated or downright fabricated. 

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