Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Blogger - Let's party like it's 1995

I'm still getting the hang of using the Blogger Dashboard.

My last post was about my memories of being eight years old at Walt Disney World. Now I remember back in 1995 when I bought my first real computer (1 gig hard drive, 100mhz processor, and a smokin' 8 megs of ram, Windows 95) and started using it.

I didn't have an internet connection, so no web surfing. I wanted to use it to write, but I didn't have a copy of Microsoft Word. So I spent the first few hours getting used to the START button and resisting the temptation to click on anything that might crash my system.

Eventually I got tired and spent the night playing with a Darkseed, an old DOS game.

Sometimes when I am working on something and I get burned out, I try to remember back to how much fun it was to learn simple commands and functions. It's probably the same sort of techno-lust people in the 1950's had for TV; when people would watch the test pattern on a 9-inch black and white screen because it was "new".

Writing on a blog has brought a little of the fun back for me. Even simple tasks teach you new tricks. And the more you use the technology, the better you get at it.

So I guess this post is like a test pattern. For the full effect, you are now free to hold your nose and make a high-pitched noise.

Go on. Don't be shy.

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