I’m a word person. I am the least visual person I know. Could this be the problem I have with technology? Or is it my age? Perhaps what they say about middle-aged dogs is true; you can teach them a new trick but it takes a long time and will frustrate both you and the dog.
My father, from whom I got the writing gene, asked me today how he’d know when I posted something new. I told him he could subscribe via email, just as soon as I could set it up. That’s why this evening, after a very long day teaching very taxing students, I spent three hours trying to figure out to enable email subscriptions here.
Thanks to a bunch of new friends I’ve made via twitter, I can talk web 2.0, second life and all the rest of the tech talk like a 14-year-old (any 14-year-old other than my wordy son), but I can’t figure out how to do the stuff I talk about. My avatar has no brain.
That you are now able to subscribe to receive notice of new posts by email is the work of one of my twitter friends named @Kolson29. That’s her twitter name. The rest of the time she’s Kate Olson, a generous young special education teacher in the wilds of central Wisconsin . I put out a call on twitter for some technical advice and within minutes Kate was offering to do the work. She no doubt thought it would be easier to do herself than it would be to teach me how to do it. That’s not how special education teachers usually work, but she already has a pretty demanding job and doesn’t need a new student, especially one like me.
Thank you Kate. And dad, I subscribed for you. Think of it as a gift for teaching me all those words and punctuation marks, and how to put them in some kind of order.