Thursday, December 3, 2009
29 years and counting!
So why a blog? Ann Marie took a course last summer for continuing education and created my frist blog for Ooohlala Floral. I then saw that a high school friend of Ann Marie and Melissa's had one, Shelbi Watten Rampy. I read hers and followed some of her favorite blogs and I was hooked. I don't twitter or facebook, well I do confess, I have Ann Marie's profile password, so if you are her friend you are mine! But, just like the morning newspaper of the past, I now read news online each morning and check my favorite blogs.
TERMINOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY - 29 years ago there were no computers, cell phones or email. I know if you are under 30 and reading this you are wondering how we ever survived in the old days. I watched color TV arrive, but I won't go that far back. 29 years ago, to get this message to you, I would have had to use a typewriter, gasp (no spell check or backspace to correct mistakes), copy onto a printer that you would roll the copy around a cylinder and then wet copies with purple ink, smelly ink, would print off and smear if you touched them too soon. I can't remember the name of those copiers. If you can be the first one to add comments below with the correct name of the printer, you win! Then I would use US mail, with a 10 cent stamp (googled 1975 rate, really), hand address each envelope, mail and a week later you would have received my letter. Fast forward to present time, now when you become a follower to my blog you can get an immediate email prompt that I have created a new posting, Simply amazing, thanks Mr. Billionaire Bill Gates! I am a blogger, you can be a follower and fellow blogger, just click on the link at the left side column. Come and join the party, it really can be!