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Technology is Not Always My Friend

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not technologically savvy. It seems the older I get, the less savvy I become. My company keeps updating our computer systems, and I work diligently to learn each update. What was once a simple, self-explanatory function now befuddles me.

Due to new rules by my state funding source, I need to be able to take screenshots from a certain vendor in order to satisfy documentation requirements. What ever happened to pressing the Print Screen button? Or even Shift Print Screen? My internet searches show that I need to press three buttons together in order to print my screen or get a screenshot, but that doesn’t work for me either.

This is important. If I don’t give the state what they want, they won’t pay us for the jobs we’ve completed. I fought with the thing for a long time before I tried highlighting all of the pertinent information, right clicking, and selecting Print. Thankfully, it worked. It’s not pretty, but it will do.

It’s not just my work computer that confounds me. My laptop, social media, and cell phone systems all change way too often. My cell phone has this new quirk where it won’t show me messages from my step-daughter when she sends them to both my husband and me. The messages show they need downloaded, but they won’t download when I click on them. I feel like such a dinosaur. Just call me Technosaurus Rex.

Technology can be a wonderful thing. I love having navigation and remote start on my car. I love having information at my fingertips anywhere I have cell service. I love being able to order my medical supplies online and have them delivered to my door. I just wish it would slow down a little so I can keep up.

One of the only things we can count on these days is change. I’ve never been a fan of change. Thank you for reading Ozarks Maven! If you’ve enjoyed my little seeds of wisdom and job, please subscribe to Ozarks Maven, Like Ozarks Maven on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter @OzarksMaven.

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