It is amazing to sit in a Starbucks these days in the city and watch all the older folks running around playing on their smart phones and high-tech tablets. They are acting like kids again – isn’t that cool? Sure it is, and they are loving every minute of it, taking with their grandkids through text-messaging, and emailing their friends, golfing buddies, bridge partners, or fellow book club members. Amazing.
The other day I watched an older gentleman reading the newspaper on his all-color Nook E-book Reader, and he was practically giddy explaining all the features to me. Then there was another lady who had some cool looking iPhone Clone texting in her dinner reservations for Ruth’s Chris – very cool. Then an acquaintance of mine told me of his father and his new mobile computing and technology gadget;
“My father has undergone the tech-warp, going from a pre-paid wireless to an HTC EVO 4G, I’m actually rather surprised at the fact that he’s only managed to crash the thing twice this month since he’s owned. Also surprisingly is his current level of sufficiency with the device now..I even catch him behaving quite entrepreneurially lately..it’s rather satisfying and comforting.”
That’s totally cool. I was talking with a 70-yr old retired school teacher yesterday over coffee and tea – she has the latest iPhone, a Facebook page, tweets, and is happy as punch, fully engaged, having fun. It’s exciting to see her so animated and happy about the personal tech world she’s discovered there, it’s wonderful to see. Good stuff. And this is just a sample of what’s happening out there.
You see, these mobile technology and mobile computing personal tech devices are transcending age groups, barriers, and generations. Please consider all this and think on it – because seriously folks, this is way cool, you must admit.