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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Technophobe


Have tunes will travel
 I'm getting to grips with new technology having recently got my first ipod.  Now I'm not the greatest with gadgets, to be honest I'm quite surprised I've managed to produce a blog and posts as I have only learnt in the past year to use a digital camera! It has been a long-running joke with my friends about my obsession with disposable cameras, but to me all I had to do was point and click.  I get overcome with a mental block to technical instructions and usually forget even the basic steps to using machines.  When I worked as a barmaid, I could pull pints, use the electronic tills and food ordering system but I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to change the barrels.  I actually volunteered to clean up sick or dirty ash trays rather than the trauma of being stuck in the pub cellar where the spiders would probably do a better job of getting the beer flowing again.

So back to my ipod, I've got this really cute green Ipod Nano, luckily my husband is the best husband ever and has got it set up and started to download some music onto it for me.  If I lost the ipod, god knows what the person who found it would think of my taste in music, its really a mixed bag of stuff.  I don't have a favourite band, I haven't since the 1990's when Deacon Blue was the band I followed.  So far, my ipod has ELO greatest hits, three Glee albums, Paloma Faith, Adele's and Rihanna's new albums and the latest Take That album (which to be honest I'm not that impressed with).  I've started to walk to work so the ipod has come in quite handy, but let me take you to the first day of use.  I took me about fifteen minutes to switch it on and for a ten minute walk home I had to listen to the same song over and over again! Regardless of it being a touch screen ipod, I still didn't have the technical sense to switch the thing on!  It also kept cutting out but it turns out that its not faulty, I'd just not plugged in the headphones properly!

This is about as techical as I can deal with

Its still early days for me and my ipod to form a close working relationship but I'm hoping to improve my skills so I can at least listen to ten songs in a row without wanting to run up to Blackpool prom and chucking it in the sea!  So tell me are you a techno-phobe or a techno hero?

PS I also got a Kindle, I hoping to be able to switch it on by Christmas 2011, I'll keep you posted on progress!

6 comments:

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

I feel for you! I haven't managed to switch my Wii on since Christmas! xx

Pop Champagne said...

haha I reember the first time I played with an ipod I didn't know how to turn it off for the longest time, then someone showed me and I was like ahhh

Vintage Sparkle said...

Aw, you'll get there! I love my ipod and they're very nice to have when you're walking places. It just takes a bit of getting used to.
xx

Pearl Westwood said...

Can you keep a secret? I have an MP3 player still in its box after being given it about 3 years ago!! Really what is wrong with CDs?? ;-)

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-lol, don't worry, its comforting to know you're not the only one, I barely use my ipod nano, like Pearl, I like my CDs!! xx

CameronPoe2409 said...

Ladies, thank you I thought it was just me, long live CDs! xx