Yes, that is where I am – building something – a website. Not something I had picture myself doing, especially nearing 78 years old. As a child my highest technical ability was to hold the end of a copper wire as a ground to eliminate static from interfering with our radio broadcasts. I took this seriously to make sure we did not miss any conversations between The Lone Ranger and Tonto.
Next I was amazed by the television. I had heard of this new technology but could not understand how pictures of events and shows could float through the air to get in to the TV. The first time I saw the magic of the television was when my father let me sneak into the shadows of the bar room in the back of the local diner. The black and white image was about 10″ and I was hooked and wanted more. We got our own TV in 1949. The picture was a bit bigger and encased in an immense wood cabinet. I was fascinated by everything including the test pattern that filled the airways between programming. My favorite shows included Arthur Godfrey, I Remember Mama and of course The Lone Ranger and Tonto. At the end of the evening broadcasts the national anthem played while the American flag waved and I’d sit staring at the test pattern to to see if it ever moved as it hummed.
They say ‘what a difference a day makes’ so imagine what another 67 years can do. I am now fairly proficient with an iPhone, working through figuring out my tablet and slowly building a website for “Maine At Heart Books”
So here goes. I’m sure there will be many bumps but like fine wine, things will become smoother as observations are filtered through an aging mind.
Here I go. Wish me luck in plowing through my project while not grasping a copper wire to filter out the static.