VALENTINE’S DAY – Can I get a Woo-Woo?!
February 14, 2010
February 14, 2010
Dependent upon your perspective, today marks either a celebration of the heartfelt, gushing joy that is being in love or it may be the heartwrenching, gut-churning day that marks every break-up you've ever had, magnified by the cruel celebration that is Valentine's Day. No matter whichever is the case, I have prepared the next segment of this column in a way that there is no mention of romance whatsoever.
I really can't take much credit for that, I mean, how in the world would a column about technology relate to romance, unless you've experienced a break-up via instant messaging, a text or by phone -- uh-oh. There seem to be many possible associations that can be made, as it turns out.
Well, this segment deals with an ipod, specifically, so unless you've ever heard a song that's made you sad, reminding you of a break-up, lost love...you know what? I'm going to stop trying to help. No more explanations, just today's humorous offering. Without further ado...
The Technology Shuffle – Part VI (of VIII)
…which was the whole point of this whole exercise. There’s only one problem. You now remember that you’re not sure what time you’re supposed to pick-up said focusee after basketball practice and now you’ve brilliantly removed your only way to confirm that fact – the phone! Acknowledging mixed results on this phase of technology deprivation, it’s time to move on to the ipod, which is not all bad, when it is functional.
I began this column project by telling you how I had to blow dry my child's state-of-the-art, hot pink homage to Barbie in my useless bid to get the blasted thing working. Forget that this music delivery system is expensive, seems to break at the midnight hour when the warranty expires and that the liberation of it from its packaging turns into an aerobic activity. The ipod is a nifty little compact device offering relative ease in accessing your favorite tunes in thematically-arranged playlists. However, because we are using technology as a parental teaching moment, the ipod becomes another item from which you need to wean your child temporarily when you realize that…
TO BE CONTINUED…