The problem with aging is getting older. Things start to seem foreign. Terms, ideas that come easily to peers seem alien, almost impossible. Sometimes it is simpler to pretend not to have heard something than it is to explain how something makes no sense. Not only is it simpler, it is safer. Sooner or later every older person will fall into the paranoia caused by the accelerated pace of technical achievement.
It is easier to assume that some "punk kid, still wet behind the ears" is lying, right through his healthy, youthful teeth than believe that they have a printer that will make objects in three dimensions. It has to be a lie, or witch craft. But, it seems they do have printers that will make anything from a scale model of Yoda, to a working prosthesis. And, if you ask really nice they might print you a slide rule, or an abacus. Whatever you do, don't write on their tablets, man those kids hate that.
Despite being a little older, though, I like to think I stay in touch with rapidly expanding potential of mankind's insatiable hunger for more, and better technology. Blogging is one example of that. I blog, all the time, enough to make people think, "shut up." My dad used to tell me I talked a lot but never said very much. At the time it didn't make much sense, now it snaps clearly into focus.
I don't understand all of the terms that people use when discussing computers, I recently decided to upgrade to an iPad Pro as my main computer. I looked at all these reasons listed as to why this would not be feasible, and not only did the convince me, I didn't understand most of them. If you don't know what they mean, they don't mean anything, that's my motto.
I blog from my iPhone, I write from anything, it is an addiction. If you want to make something work you probably can. That's my motto, too. If you want a motto, I am your man, your one stop shop for a new motto.
And, with that, I will leave you hanging.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Aging, and Learning, Sometimes.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.