gaget freak

  1. I have discovered that I am a gaget freak. I love my digital camera and doing the photo thing on the computer. My camera, new cell phone, and IPAQ seem to be my new best friends. I travel no where with out them. I have thought about getting insurance for my purse........not because of my money or credit cards.........but because of all of my gagets I carry with me. I am a freak a geek and I am lovin it :hatparty: any other fricking gaget freaks and geeks relating to what I am saying??????????? Or do I just simply need to get a life?
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  3. by   Nurse Ratched
    More a kitchen gadget nut here lol, but I empathize with the sickness .
  4. by   leslie :-D
    i am totally inept when it comes to any sort of technology.
    i bought a pda months ago and still haven't even attempted to use it.
    i bought a digital video camera that is still in its' box.
    i don't know how to upload pics to this site.
    i have a cell phone with all the bells and whistles and know how to im and store numbers, that's it.

    but if i were able, i think i'd probably become addicted.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Yeah, wouldn't it be nice if someone could sit with us and explain things so that we could get addicted?

    Remembering that it took me about 2 weeks to take my new computer out of the box.

    I love my digital camera but there are so many things to learn that I feel overwhelmed.

    steph
  6. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from stevielynn
    Yeah, wouldn't it be nice if someone could sit with us and explain things so that we could get addicted?

    Remembering that it took me about 2 weeks to take my new computer out of the box.

    I love my digital camera but there are so many things to learn that I feel overwhelmed.

    steph
    I still remember the printed notes teaching Mother how to email.

    The steps were as detailed as following:

    * Double click (it means click the LEFT mouse button twice in rapid succession) the "Outlook Express" picture on the MAIN screen.
    I took my cues from the ".. For Dummies" books. It took me a bloody week to type it up, cross check it, correct mistakes and print it out.

    Mother still has my copy (close to four years old now!) - she photocopied them and sent one to Grampa and two to her sister. :chuckle

    I love tinkering and fiddling with stuff. My Mother used to call it "puttering around the house". It's amazing what you can learn just by putting your hands to it. Ofcourse, it also helps to have supporting parents Till today, I tell Mother that the worst thing she can do on the computer is delete something. Honest novices cannot toally screw up computers.

    As the old saying goes "Professional soldiers are predictable, it's the ameteurs you have to watch out for."
  7. by   dianah
    My kids know more about the fan-dangled new phone/camera contraptions we have than I do, by a long shot. And they do it the same way you do, Roy, by just fiddling with it. When we upgraded our phones recently, after they arrived I sat down with the manual and read through it while the phone charged. The next day I tried a couple of things. Meanwhile, my kids and dh sat around punching buttons. "Hey mom, look, I took this picture!" "Me too, and I made mine wallpaper!" "Cool, you can do a short video, LOOK!"
    Me: How do you do speed-dial?
    Oldest: You just press the number and hold it till it dials.
    Me: How did you find that out???
    Oldest: Just played with it.

    Well, I maintain SOME of us don't have that kind of playing genes built in!! My kids take after their father!!

    I hope to learn a lot (from a friend who has kindly consented to mentor me ) about my PDA, when it gets back from the repair place.

    No cameras, they're WAY too confusing. F-stops, etc. .. .. I need totally automatic, easy.

    Dh is very helpful when it comes to puter stuff.
  8. by   cwazycwissyRN
    Roy -- does that mean we are puter puttering? Or puttering on our puters

    My hp camera is so easy to run I kinda feel like I am cheating. It ya see someone with the sunroof open taken pics out of it while driving down the highway..........it's me

    I got the IPAQ for dummies book and have decided I am beyond the dummy state......way beyond but I figure I will keep on trying anyway.
    Last edit by cwazycwissyRN on Jan 29, '05
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    I took a photography class in college and I know how to do all that "F-stop" stuff.

    It is the new-fangled stuff I don't get. Maybe age.

    Dianah - my kids do the same thing . .fiddle with it till they figure it out. I'm always afraid I'll break something so have to read the entire manual WHICH IS TOO DARN INTRICATE AND CONFUSING.

    steph
  10. by   dianah
    OH, that's a new thread in itself: how I can break things!! Invariably, I'm the one who turns something a little too far (thinking that's what dh would tell me to do) and it breaks, or, conversely, I don't turn it enough, for fear of breaking it (and then dh comes around and gets that funny, sad look as he turns it easily -- meaning, you poor thing, all you had to do was turn it!)!! I just can't win! I once looked at a clock and it stopped, lol! Truly!! When I wear watches, none of them run correctly, they all speed up.

    <sigh> I don't mean to, but I break things. Dh is used to it. You've all been fairly warned.
  11. by   Roy Fokker
    Dianah :: It's somewhat similar at my home. My poor brother - the lovely thing that he is - just has bad luck with things. He ends up breaking them or they stop working. On the other hand, I touch things and miraculously they get "fixed". :chuckle My mother once muttered something about 'selling the soul to the devil' type things after I'd recently fixed the motorcycle with a hammer here and a wrench there and a few tiny adjustments.

    Quote from stevielynn
    I'm always afraid I'll break something so have to read the entire manual WHICH IS TOO DARN INTRICATE AND CONFUSING.
    I think that is quite common in most households --

    I think it's essentially because YOU bought it with YOUR money. Money which you know took how many hours of sweat and toil. Kids don't know that.

    I'm not saying that kids are insensitive - just ignorant (?) of the true cost. While they DO realise how expensive it is, I don't think they can truly related to it because only YOU know how much you really had to work for it

    As a consequence, they are a lot more unabashed when it comes to such items. Plus, kids in general are a lot more curious
  12. by   dianah
    I also turn off street lights when I'm driving at nite; one, sometimes two or three . . .

    My kids, as well as most kids today, are much more techno-literate than I, just from exposure to it. They get keyboarding in school in 9th grade, not to mention we have 3 PCs in the dining room area (which, as you probably realized, is NO LONGER a dining room) and they're on those every chance they get. The computer time is a nice bargaining chip for us parents .
  13. by   Roy Fokker
    Well, I'm sure you guys were more techo-savvy than YOUR parents

    Ever generation thinks itself smarter than the generation before it and feels stupider than the generation following it

    I'm sure my kids (if I'm fortunate to have any) will have my hiney whipped at some point in my life...
  14. by   jnette
    Oh yes, Cwissy.. I can relate !

    I, too, am a total gadget freak.

    I'd LOVE to have a PDA someday.. maybe I'll win one. Just don't want to put up the $$ for one right now.

    But I do love gadgets...what a thrill !
    Last edit by jnette on Jan 29, '05

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