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  • Jennifer

    June 7, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    I’m a techie and a geek! 😁🤓
    And a fairly early adopter – we had Pong and an Atari and a computer at home in the early 80s, I played computer games as a kid, and one of the first of my friends to have my own modem in my computer at college.

    But there are days tech drives me nuts – mostly because like any innovation, stuff changes. Usually at the point we have gotten used to things. ;-)

    Sure tech is here to stay – tech just IS. and remember what is ‘tech’ changes with generations and over time. Refrigerators, cars, airplanes, washing machines, TVs, ACs were all once ‘new fangled tech’ We all adjusted to that – there’s no handwringing and ‘oh I’m just not good at that’ much these days if someone asks how you operate a freezer, right? and there will be things we can’t even imagine in 20 or 50 years.

    I also bet you know and understand innovations, gadgets, and tools from your days in the crafting industry that I would stare at with great trepidation.

    Learn what makes sense, get past ‘oh I’m no good at that’ and into ‘I just need to learn more’ as well as ‘let me ask someone’ when there’s something in particular that gives you trouble.

    Just like not all of us had to learn how to fly an airplane to use that tech, in business we don’t have to take grad courses in every tool, app, software, or hardware, to do what we need to do.