Monday, December 08, 2014

Been a long time

It has been a long time since my son David talked me into going down to the only computer store in Walnut Creek, California. That was September, 1979. It is hard to believe now, but in 1979, hardly anybody even understood what a computer was. Let alone perceive what computers were destined to become! Only 35 years ago. Lord!!

Blue Tooth Ear Buds
I wanted to get blue tooth ear buds so I could listen to music from Pandora using my iPhone 5s. You might think that a guy like me who began his journey into the world of computers in 1979, would find that getting my new blue tooth earbuds hooked up and running would be an easy task. You would be wrong!

There has been a Universe size innovation in those intervening years. And if you miss out learning some of these changes, you are sh*t out of luck!

I set my heart's desire on JBL's wireless air-buds [link]. Oh, my! Naive me! Thinking that I would easily grasp what the modern child does about this device. I did not even know of the "on-off" sign on the tiny switch. Or the"volume up" and "volume down" on that same switch.

Four trips to the Best Buy store it took me to first buy, and then finally fully understand how to use my new JBL Air-Buds. But I refused to give up.

Oh God! I am a very stubborn soul.


10 comments:

  1. We are too old George. You have to be 15 - 18 to understand this stuff. I rely on my granddaughters to keep me up on all this "i" stuff and "bluetooth" stuff. I can't figure it out.

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  2. Keeping the pace George, keeps you young!

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  3. Awesome George. I read CNET every day to help keep up on consumer teck stuff http://www.cnet.com/?tag=hdr

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  4. Good for you George! It might be hard to figure out new stuff but I think it keeps you brain fit...my Mom bought a Mac and learned programming when she was nearing seventy. I want to be like that and you are that.

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  5. If you need help with electronics, go to a teenager. They not only THINK they know it all, they do!

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  6. Love my Bluetooth over ear phones. I share your confusion but enjoy them when they "hook up".

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  7. I have hearing aids that have blue tooth compatibility ant they work fine, only thing is, where the iids ar inside the ears and not visible people look at me in a strange manner when I'm talking on the phone that is in my pocket with no audible sounds or any visible device.

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  8. That's what I love best about you, Jorge. You're stubborn for the right reasons.

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  9. Merry Christmas George, hope you have a nice one and a great new year to follow. Steve & Carol

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  10. Hi George,

    Glad to see you are still enjoying life. I am back home in Aticama.

    Dave

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