Some people claim than old people can not learn new tricks. They say that old people are unable to retain new information and are averse to change and technology. I don’t believe that is necessarily so for everybody, and I’m speaking for myself. I’m 67, will turn 68 this upcoming December. At this age I’m still hungry and thirsty for more and more information. Having Google Search, the Internet, a blog and a decent collection of laptops, Kindles, tablets, routers, scientific calculators, electronic books, GPSs, and cellphones is a blessing.
The first thing I do after I wake up early in the morning is go to my home office to check the news, Lingua Franca and e-mails. I can do it with my eyes closed, since it’s a ritual wired up in my system. When there’s a power outage, Omar goes crazy. Having no Internet is a waterboard torture I can’t stand. I have two main hobbies right now; blogging and photography. However both are closely related to information; therefore I would correct the statement by saying I’m addicted to information.
Below is a picture of my computer desk cluttered with all sorts of technology stuff. This is where I spend most of my days—tickling the keyboard and clicking the mouse. “I think, therefore I am”. Good Day.