I only recently learned how to turn on my bedroom television without help - and only because my daughter printed step-by-step instructions. I still struggle with the main television in the house - too many remotes - surround-sound system, etc.) I prefer to escape to my little private room and watch my "simple" television.
On the plus side, I have had a blog for years and I am immersed in social media - Facebook and Twitter - at home and work. I've also had an iPhone for years (Blackberry prior.)
But just when I thought I was getting the upper hand on all this, something new came along - for me, anyway. My new work iPhone 4S.
We (news reporters) got them last Tuesday - but I hadn't actually done much with it. I sent one text to a colleague on day one and that was it. On Thursday, I "Tweeted" from a school board meeting I was covering. And Thursday night, I finally tested the Siri feature.
This phone talks to you! I knew that from the commercials but never imagined how interesting it really was.
"Can you help me?" I asked it.
"I'd like to but I don't know who you are. In fact, I don't know anything about you," it answered me.
I started laughing.
Smart-alec phone...but I love it.
I'm still waiting for my first call. The phone has never rang.