When ‘they’ suggested I start a blog as part of our outreach to adult learners I was terrified. I had no clue how blogs worked, or if I could break the internet by inadvertently doing it wrong. I admit it – I’m a technophobe…well, not afraid really, just unfamiliar with a lot of the latest gizmos and doohickeys that my teenage nieces seem completely at ease with.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my smart phone, even though I’m becoming more and more sure it is smarter than I am, or at least the lady who talks to me when I ask it questions seems to think she is. Is it just me, or does her voice sound sarcastic and condescending (like the receptionist at a high end salon or boutique store who contemptuously asks if they can help in a tone that suggests I am beyond – and beneath – any help they could offer)? I get intimidated by technology – or rather, I get intimidated by all the people who tell me how straightforward it is to use and seem to secretly know how to make all the technological magic happen. Continue reading “Confessions of a reformed technophobe”