Computers and iPhones and I'm catching up.

I thought back to our first computer, a used Apple 2+ from one of my brothers who sold it to us for $2500.  The word-processing program had us hit the period button twice to add it at the end of the sentence.  In hindsight it was awful.  In hindsight we loved it!

Our kids were raised on all things 'tech.'   Even my late husband was an early adapter.  He'd head back east and take CAD classes and then experiment to teach himself how to design boats on computers.  That was from a guy who used splines, and drew with pencils, and put weights on shapes so he could draw a lines plan, bigger than his drawing board.  But... he loved what the computer could offer him and his clients.  He had so many options!  Don't like the shape?  Make a change on the computer. 

I started out this year working to get up to speed with everything.  I'm going more than paperless!  The papers are in the cloud!  Not sure what that means.  But they are up/down/around  - here/there/somewhere.  Maybe when we get a huge storm the sky will rain... papers.

Be gone with scraps of paper.  Now I use the iPhone list.  The iPhone reminders.  The iPhone voice memo.

I've just recently arranged my iPhone apps into their own little spaces that make sense to me!   And I don't how it happened but I was able to group 'productivity' icons together on the phone!  And 'navigation' icons.  They hold several icons in one slot, but they each pop out when you touch the main icon.  Ah, it's magical!

Want to search for a better deal?  Use the Quick Response reader.  It will tell you where to find what you want.  I have a QR code on my business card that takes folks to my real estate blog.  Have a fender bender?  Use the iPhone camera.  Yep, that's what I did (and I didn't have to pay for the two dents, either).   Just two weeks ago I got a Realtor lockbox app for my iPhone.  No more showing houses and finding out my keypad is not current while customers wait around.   This is the new day!

And I'm just ramping up my iPad.  Multiple Listing Services.  Netsheets.  Dropbox.  Books.  Subscriptions.  Movies, well, maybe not.   But... I'm sure when I'm on a long distance flight I will be happy to have ordered a flick.  This is the new day!

But....I'm really not an early adapter.  It's taken me a while.  I've had the phone for 2 years.  It's been a fine phone for calling and contacts and the calendar.  But I haven't really used it until now. 

But I do wonder...what do you do about the phone you dropped into the toilet?   That's the number one cause of death to the iPhone.  No, I don't use use the phone on the toilet.  It fell out of my jacket pocket when I was standing.

I wonder if there is an app for that?  

Live richly,  marilyn


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