Saturday, August 11, 2012

Booting A Ouija

I really can’t believe the Doctors now days, I go in there and tell him how I am feeling and all he does is turn around and punch buttons on his computer, I ask him question for my wife and he punches some more buttons, stares at the screen for a while then turns back around to me.

The Doctors now days don’t know anything, all they can do is punch the buttons and try to find an answer, none of them know anything without those danged computers, it really frustrates me to have a Doctor who can’t look you in the eye and answer a question without asking his Wee-Gee Board (Ouija board) first.

If you want to find a good Doctor today you have to go out to the cemetery and look at his tombstone, because all the good ones are long gone.

This was part of a conversation I had with a ninety three year old man who still lives at home with his wife, he still drives and is very opinionated on the things he believes in, needless to say.

Computers are a big part of our lives today, but think how different people see them. People of this mans generation have no use for them nor do they actually understand how they work, most see computers as an invasion of their privacy, and an annoyance, they lived the majority of their lives with no computers around and they see no need for them now.

People in my generation have seen life both with and without computers, when we were kids computers were massive and a thing of the future, now nearly every home has at least one, we are learning how to use them, and are finding out how great they are as long as everything is working well, we understand the need for them but really wouldn’t have a problem without them.

The younger generation, our kids and the young people running this country so to say, have always lived around computers, and can’t imagine a world without them, every aspect of their lives revolve around a smart phone, tablet, I pad, or a laptop, they have no problem diagnosing a problem with this technology where I have a problem finding the on/off switch, yes I know there isn’t one.

I remember the “Computer Room” of a company I worked for when I was younger, this room was packed wall to wall and floor to ceiling with massive machinery that monitored the system, and now a young man I know who works the exact same job has never viewed the old computer room, the system is now monitored with his laptop, I can just imagine my elderly friend would have been out in the field physically monitoring the same system.

Everything in life seems to change as fast as we learn it, knowledge comes with understanding, some things we will never understand, for the things of the past we can feel secure knowing our elders can always remind us exactly how far we have come, and for the things of today, our younger generation can take care of it with all the new technology, because I have a feeling, they have never seen and have no clue about booting up a Ouija board.

12 comments:

  1. To tell you the truth, I have more confidence in my computer, than I do in my doctor! Sad, huh?

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    1. Cindy gets online and gets herself all self diagnosed before we go to the Doctor, 8 times out of 10 he agrees with her :^)

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  2. You have NO on-off switch? That's amazing. What sort of computer do you use, Jimmy? I have to say that I would be lost without my computer which replaced the arduous typewriter years ago. For that I am truly grateful, as I am for all the other bits of technological gadgetry that I possess. Heehee I refuse to give in to old age...

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    1. I have buttons on mine, maybe I could add a light switch to replace the button Ha Ha, like you I do not miss the old typewriters the word processors are so much better.

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  3. "all they can do is punch the buttons and try to find an answer, none of them know anything without those danged computers"

    He sounds a lot like my mother. She was telling me that the last time she went, her doctor had to look every thing up on a COMPUTER. She then said, "Well...I could have done that at HOME and just diagnosed myself!" HA!

    I have such mixed feeling about technology. I love so much about it, but then there is a part of me that feels as though technology is slowly replacing 'human contact and communication.'

    "our younger generation can take care of it with all the new technology, because I have a feeling, they have never seen and have no clue about booting up a Ouija board."

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! LOVED that! And you're right!

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    1. "technology is slowly replacing 'human contact and communication." I completely understand what you are saying here, technology is great as long as you don't get yourself so tied up in it that you let everything else pass you by so to say.

      We should start a discussion involving things we had when we were younger that todays generation never had...sounds like a preview of a new post :^)

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  4. I enjoyed reading this very much...although I am not so technically minded at all!
    I usually use my lap-top for playing games and have not been blogging very long, but I am finding it fascinating.
    You can learn so much from reading blogs, more so than my Doctor!

    Following
    http://ladyofmuse.blogspot.com/

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    1. Blogging is a great way to express yourself and learn from others at the same time, Thank you so much for joining our little group, we are happy to have you with us.

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  5. I always hoped I'd never use this phrase, but: "In my younger days" my doctor would see me on the street, or walking the halls of the hospital, and he'd ask "Dana? Do you have a cigarette?" And we'd keep on walking and talking and puffing and coughing.

    Now, the doctor has all his personal contact with his face in his computer screen. He asks. I answer. He pushed buttons, then hands me my chart.

    We wouldn't recognize each other in the same elevator.

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    1. I tend to use that phrase quite a bit myself lately, yes I remember sharing a cigarette with a Doctor friend, and a time when ashtrays were standard in a hospital room.

      Too bad we don't have the recognition in public lie we did "in my younger days" :^)

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  6. The times they are a changing...
    I once told my doctor about something I looked up on the internet (about what I thought was wrong with me). He told me the worst thing many people do when they don't feel good is google it. He said there is so much misinformation on there that it gets people all worked up over what is usually nothing.

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  7. The good thing about the internet is there is a lot of information out there, the bad thing is some of that information is wrong and taken as truth and repeated again and again, making a lot of bad information to confuse those of us self diagnosing an illness.

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