Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tag Teaming On Yahoo IM

Yes, my nieces, ages 13 and 10, have discovered the art of instant messaging. For the last couple of months, I have been messaging with the older one almost every day. We live about 460 miles apart so we don’t get to talk much. This has changed since she found out she could easily talk to me via the computer. Now we talk all the time. Sometimes it may seem like TMI, but, all in all, it’s a great time.

The challenge is simple. At any given time I can have 3 separate IM boxes up on my computer with all three of them typing at me at the same time. I’m old folks! Too much stimulation may overload my ticker and then we’ll all have a problem. I am all of 47 thank you very much. The 3 I have up are usually my daughter because we are both on the computer all day it seems. The other 2 are my nieces. Today was interesting as they were all sending messages at the same time and I was trying to return a comment. Before I could finish one, 2 more would already be awaiting answers. How funny is that? Yesterday was even more confusing. I had all 3 boxes up AND someone on Facebook IM. I was thoroughly confused for about 20 minutes.

Remember, I was not raised in the era of home computers. All we knew about computers were that they were held in secret at NASA for crying out loud. I didn’t see the first one, outside of pictures, till I started working at McDonald’s when I was 16. Even that one was very rudimentary. As far as we knew, they were like HAL in “2001: A Space Odyssey”. They were just looking for a way to get us. Dave was victorious against HAL, but Dave was much smarter than we were. This meant they were kind of scary in our small world. My how things have changed.

Once again, I am reminding everyone about Fawk You Friday. Click on the button below and you will be able to get the button for your post. Be not afraid of this hop. It was started in support of a child with cancer and we should all suck it up and join. :0

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