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Its Never Too Late

First of all, a bit of background: A high school dropout,
stay-at-home mom until the age of 40, I wasn't too
motivated to learn. Then I read the following quote:
"Old Bureaucrat, my comrade, it is not you who are
to blame. No one ever helped you to escape.?
Nobody grasped you by the shoulder while there
was still time. Now the clay of which you were
shaped has dried and hardened, and naught in you
will ever awaken the sleeping musician, the poet,
the astronomer that possibly inhabited you in
the beginning."
(Antoine de Saint Exupery)

I didn't want it to be too late, so I finished high school,
then took a full-time computer course, and finally
business courses. My desire to learn and my self-
confidence grew with each step forward.

I love using computers andrealize that the more
you learn, the more there is to learn. So I thought
I'd take a trip down memory lane:

  • My first computer had no hard drive, but I still
    thought it was pretty neat.
  • The first time using an online encyclopedia - we
    were amazed to see pictures of birds and animals,
    and actually hear their sounds.
  • The first time we connected to the Internet -
    hearing someone's voice and responding by
    standing in front of the monitor and yelling into it.
  • The first family newsletter, complete with clip
    art and three columns, written faithfully every
    week for almost a year and sent to my family.
  • My first emails to my daughter, so much easier
    than trying to think of a long letter. Instead I
    could send a line or two as things happened.
    Emails back and forth, to keep forfuture
  • My first chat using a webcam; watching my
    grand-daughter lift her new puppy up for
    me to see.
  • My first multiple chat, trying to talk to daughter
    and granddaughter in two different cities at
    the same time and trying not to get confused.
  • My first time opening upa computer, with the
    aidof my sidekick mother, and adding a cd
    rewritable drive.
  • Learning that you should always note where
    the screws came from or there will be one
    left over.

So many firsts, especially mistakes, too many of
those to count. I learned:

  • not to pull the plug out of the monitor end or
    you will have to buy a new monitor.
  • not to fiddle with your monitor settings too
    much or you may not see anything.
  • not to continue without saving your work every
    so often, unless you enjoy panic attacks.
  • not to select public chatting on MSN, unless
    you want to see a strange man's face on your
    screen saying helloto you, just before you
    quickly turn it off.
  • not to buy more software until you at least
    try the last one out first.
  • not to let your grandchildren print in colour
    as much as they like.
  • not to expect that your computer will always
    do what you want. It often has a mind of it's own.
  • not to sit for hours in front of the computer
    without a break. No more meals at the desk.
  • And above all, not to ever, ever think you won't
    learn to tame that machine. No matter who you
    are, or how old you are, it's never too late 2 learn!

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