It caught my eye for sure. A new computer. The idea of a touchscreen on a laptop appealed to me for some reason that goes beyond joke material such as the recent realization that poking on FB now is literally me poking this screen. I am not a big technical person so posting the specs is not something I have much interest in. Actually I just didn’t want to smile through the information that I have made a bad decision and the computer you have is better for me. =)
It is an upgrade pure and simple. The Compaq Presario with the tower, big screen and colored cables was great for the day and the operating system which was WIN95 by the way. Yup, upgrade. I will miss the old computer, have missed it for all these years in fact as it holds some great memories such as my now 16 year old sharing an old joke and loving it:
Knock knock. Who’s there? Little Old Lady. Little Old lady who? I didn’t know you could yodel. LOL
The fact is, it was time and we had the means to upgrade the old and I do mean old computer for a laptop, a touchscreen laptop. Yeah I’m still loving that. =) Now that I am back in a job that will take me away from home and on the road, the communications will be so much easier and the phone calls won’t be interrupted by children needing Mom when they know she is busy.
I now have the means to be able to post more often as well as have things to post about like being blown away that my little berg in the boonies has a weather link to our weather and not the nearest town. News at one time was always on my homepage and I am getting used to that again. No more internet search page for this guy but now I have access to many things beyond the social networking sites, the email and the web browser that leads me to this wonderful place. I have a wealth of ideas to post about such as finding a link between all of that and simply this, writing to my WordPress.
With all of those eye catching headlines now on my desktop I do appreciate the effort put in as opposed to the usual links I have gotten used to on FB where it is always a sensational “you have to see this because you’re a human being and your curiosity won’t let you ignore my attempt at hacking you with your click”…oh and you won’t believe what happens next!
Yeah, not clicking on those after seeing those who like those posts suddenly posting many links from the same site. Also not liking or commenting on those sensational status updates that are actually friggen FB games in disguise. Sure I don’t have to send an invite to a set amount of people but having to cut and paste text seems suspect to me now that I consider just what a click can entail these days.
Click, touchscreen. There’s not much different when you consider that your eye has been caught. =)
Also for those who actually read this and have read it in the past, I am considering a Theme Update, one that makes good use of this 15.6″ HD Multitouch LCD screen. I saw one that caught my eye but it is one that I would have to think about as it will not have a blogroll or anything else for that matter. It’s clean, simple and looks good but as I said, no links, blogroll or archive that I could see.
Food for thought. Be well today and all days ahead. =)