Thursday, July 2, 2015
Technology is great by Terry Burns
Yes, technology is great , , , when it works
My computer gave out on me. Guess that's not surprising, it's 6-8 years old and that's a lot of usage for a laptop. It had been worked on several times and the third replacement keyboard was missing a lot of the letters where they had been rubbed off.
It is very frustrating to realize how much of your life, and your job as an agent is contingent upon being able to access the files on your computer. It is more frustrating to see how much of what you need to do depends on being able to have online access for communication. I can access email on my phone, but I can hardly do business that way.
Then there's "moving in" to the new computer. All of my document files are stored in dropbox so that was just a matter of getting new access set up to them but all of the programs have to be reloaded, contacts, favorites links, a lot of things to get fully functional. For all practical purposes it put me out of business for the better part of a week.
But I guess I'm just grousing.
Time now to get ready for the 4th of July. We're going to have people over, and Sunday will be involved in a patriotic choir program at church. Should be a good weekend. But in the midst of all that it has me thinking. This nation was founded by God-fearing men who spent as much time on their knees as they did debating the formation of the new government.
So much is happening in our country today that I can hardly recognize it. As we celebrate the birthday of our nation we should take a moment to be grateful to those founding fathers, and to all of those who have put their lives on the line over the years to protect that freedom.The future of our nation is now in our hands. As we celebrate the 4th, join me in praying for the future of our nation.
And have a great holiday weekend.