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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Era (02/03/11)

TITLE: My Digital Dilemma!
By Louise Willard


This is a new era! And I choose to believe you can teach “old dogs new tricks.” I received an email from my sister today talking about how confused she gets trying learning how to use her iPad. She found the # and was so proud! So I shared this with her:

I am so into the electronics thing that I have 3 computers, a Kindle, MP3 player, GoBible (Bible on another MP3 player), Nintendo DSI, a Wii, portable DVD player, and as if that wasn't enough...I just got a Sleep Comfort Bed (electronically controlled) that goes into any position with a remote control.

Oh yeah, and two printers; one laser, one photo, and a Pearlcorder, which is for taking dictation from both mini and micro tapes. (You use the foot pedal to control the speed; complete with a headset.) I also have a digital blood pressure cuff, a treadmill with an electronic heart monitor, and a digital thermometer. (No, the thermometer is not on the treadmill! Pay attention!)

Don't mess with me...I am out here with the big kids! As Paul, now that's Paul Sabattier-Smith, not the Apostle, once said; "If you can't run with the big dogs...you better stay on the porch!" (Come to think of it...the Apostle Paul did say that quite a few times...just not in those words!)

No wonder I stay so "charged up" all the time! There are so many little red lights in this house, when you walk through here in the dark, it looks like a space station!

Plus a large part of my Social Security check goes to the purchase of batteries; for back-up when the power goes out...and...every outlet has a charger for something plugged into it!

All of this and I live in a city called "The lightning capital of the world!" Go figure! (Every time I run the printer all the lights dim! Can you spell "overload?")

Let's not even approach the topic of regular entertainment media!

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Patricia Protzman02/11/11
Enjoyed the article which hits applies to a lot of people. The first paragraph, second sentence, has an error and too many exclamations points were used.
Patricia Protzman02/11/11
Danielle King 02/12/11
I liked the fast pace of this article and it was written with humour. You were certainly bang on topic with the electronic and digital everything. The pace of writing matched the age we live in!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/12/11
It is the era of electronics. I too have a few that you mention, but I will admit I'm jealous a tad Over your Select comfort bed. That's on my list!
diana kay02/15/11
this is funny but the title is confusing. what is the dilema?
Bonnie Bowden 02/15/11
Your story made me laugh so hard. My brother and brother-in-law also buy all the new gadgets. I am like your sister who is just learning to live in the electronics age.
Kaye Swain02/15/11
Very enjoyable article that gave me a good chuckle. Especially since I am a member of the baby boomer generation, flirting with being a senior, and have at least as many digital gadgets as you. Ain't it grand! :)
Noel Mitaxa 02/16/11
Why digital us all this? but seriously, an enjoyable stroll through the proliferation of our brave new world. Thanks.
Lollie Hofer02/17/11
What a hoot. Funny to the max. I'm just the opposite of this and am "digital handicapped." I had a roommate at a woman's retreat last year who brought all those gadgets you mentioned. Her gadget suitcase was bigger than her clothing suitcase. Thanks for a good laught.