eZWay Magazine Jan. 2016 - Page 60

Tech Time In Print By Reat ha Grey Why do people resist change? People resist change because the outcome of change is uncertain. Young and old there are those that avoid adapting to new technology, although the outcome is certain, you will have all the advantages that modern technology affords you! When I was younger, people use to say, ?I?m not using that new fangled contraption, what was good enough for grandpa, is good enough for me.? That wasn?t true then and it isn?t true today. Imagine mankind still using an abacus instead of progressing to the adding machine, and then to a calculator. The telegraph was great in it?s day, but text are so much more convenient. There is no reason to resist technological change, the reality is, it is going to happen, with or without you. The longer you wait to jump on the bandwagon the harder it will be for you to catch up with the rocket that is moving at the speed of light. With that said there is no time like the present to start. As hard as it might be to believe for some, there are people that either don?t own a cell phone or own one but keep it in a drawer at home. These people are usually over 60 and remember the days when there was just one phone in the house. If no one was home people simply called back. This was long before answering machines and voice mail, imagine that! Then there are those that own a flip phone and proudly proclaim that they don?t want a phone that is smarter than them. My word to these people is the day is coming when the ultimate smart phone will be the only way that you will be able to communicate, pay bills, and even buy or sell. Smart phones are only the tip of the iceberg, e-readers, tablets, mp3 players, laptops, desktops, smart TVs and so on and so on. The tech world, like the universe is expanding everyday. I am what they call an early adaptor. I like to get the newest gadgets, install the latest upgrades, learn what?s hot and what?s not, and share what I learn with anyone that will listen. That?s what I will be doing in Tech Time In Print. For those that believe that technology will be the end of the world as we know it, you are right! It is the wonderful world of convenience and gadgets. Here in Tech Time In Print, weather you are a newbie or a geek, we will explore and conquer that brave new world together! 58.