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Modern Technology

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Modern Technology

The joys of modern technology are to behold. These days, modern technology often gets a bashing from people, including me. You know, when you can’t make your phone work or the camera won’t take a decent photograph. Not to mention when the PC or laptop crashes.

For now though, I’m going to say that modern technology is absolutely fantastic! Only yesterday it helped me out a great deal that twenty years ago or less could never have happened.

I need a printer!

Because we’re half way through moving house, most of our belongings have been put in storage. That includes my trusty Canon printer. So, when I received an email from Wales which contained an important document for me to sign and send back via snail mail, I needed a printer!! What was I to do?

I couldn’t retrieve my Canon from the bowels of my storage unit. Well, I could have, but it would have taken the whole day. I know, my son in law has a printer, I could go to see him and problem solved. Only one problem, he’s on holiday in Italy.

Half way around the world and back again

Anyway, I happened to see my son in law was online as I was wracking my brains and searching Google for an answer. I messaged him and told him my problem. He replied saying it wasn’t a problem at all. Just forward my email to him in Italy and he will send the document through to his printer here in his study in the UK. I could pop round to his house and the document will be waiting for me in the tray!!

As his house is only half a mile away from mine, I jumped in the car, popped round there, let myself in and bingo!!!! 5 pages of important document waiting for me in the tray of his printer. How brilliant is that?

That’s modern technology for you and I was so grateful. I signed my document, which had started in Wales, sent to Italy then back to England and will now be sent back to Wales as a hard copy via snail mail. One happy silly old sod!

16 Responses
  • Jude
    August 23, 2017

    It really is quite incredible this age of technology. I love the photography thing. Years ago I used to buy a roll of film – 36 pictures, of which probably three quarters of my shots ended up being out of focus, or someone’s legs were chopped off. Now you stick the little card in the camera and happily snap a couple of hundred pictures, and if they’re fuzzy I pop them in my photo editing program and rejuvenate them. Wonderful! 🙂

    • Trev Jones
      August 24, 2017

      Thank you, Jude. Yes, the good old days as they say. Never knowing how the photos would turn out. It does seem a lot more fun these days, the editing side of photography.

  • susiesopinions
    August 23, 2017

    Very impressive.

  • -Eugenia
    August 23, 2017

    Love this post. Technology is great when it works properly.

    • Trev Jones
      August 24, 2017

      Thank you, Eugenia. I agree, when it works it works really well.

  • zumpoems
    August 24, 2017

    It’s easy to take these things for granted, but our capabilities have expanded so much from such technology!

    • Trev Jones
      August 29, 2017

      I couldn’t agree more and when you think of the good technology does in modern day hospitals it certainly is a benefit.

  • davekingsbury
    August 24, 2017

    I’m not very good with machines but I’m better than my missus!

    • Trev Jones
      August 29, 2017

      No comment, Dave, I’ll get my ears boxed 😉

  • Leland Olson Hoel
    August 28, 2017

    Trev, you old rascal, you did great that time, you’re probably on a roll with modern gadgets. One bad thing about a printer, they do great work, but when you buy a new one, you only get between 12 and 16 drops of ink in the cartridge. Hush my mouth, I’m an old party pooper.

    • Trev Jones
      August 29, 2017

      Ha, Leland, I purchased a printer a few years back and the ink cartridges which were sold separately cost more than the printer!

  • Tish Farrell
    September 2, 2017

    Am almost sure I commented here, Trev. Maybe I’ve been spammed. Anyway, that’s by the way. What I wanted to say is a really love your avatar. It makes me smile every time I spot it. Grumpilicious indeed.

    • Trev Jones
      September 3, 2017

      Thank you Trish. I’m glad it makes you happy.

  • wiltdidit
    September 10, 2017

    As Spike said, and I paraphrase: I have one of those gadgets that get me up in the morning, and make my breakfast. What’s that then? My grandma.

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