|Bob C. on FaceTime from Sarasota, FL to Milton, DE|
We finally did it! My friend Don V. and I talked our friend Bob C. into downloading FaceTime onto his new Mac laptop.
Now I'm talking about a bunch of guys in their advanced years. Bob C. is the baby of the group at "only" 67 years of age. I'm 69 and Don V. is 70. We all have a lot of information stored in our gray heads. I don't know how much room there is for all this new advanced technology but we're trying to keep up with the younger folk who have more empty space in their heads than we do for learning all this new fangled stuff.
Don is our computer guru. He's been using Mac computers for 27 years. He has graciously been teaching both me and Bob all the cool functions of our new Mac computers. I have an iMac and a iPad. Bob C. has a Mac laptop.
Don was over for dinner with me and Bill last night. After dinner he picked up on his Mac tutorial lessons for me where he left off last week, when he was also over for dinner (the least I could do for Don's generosity in sharing his Mac information).
Last week Don didn't get to leave until after midnight. We were both exhausted. Last night we both petered out at about 10:30 pm. One fact of life we have to face is that we're no Mark Zuckerberg (we're better looking and we can blink our eyes).
|Larry M. and me at my Mom's home 1962|
A couple of weeks ago Don got me hooked up to FaceTime which is a face to face telephone communication between users of Mac products with cameras. I was sold on this wonderful function immediately. Now I can talk to my good friend Lar from my school days who lives in Claymont, DE.
|Larry M. and me at 10 Downingtown Street in Downingtown, PA 2004|
This morning I talked to my brother John who lives in Greenville, SC. Prior to our FaceTime conversation I used to talk to John over his poor phone connection. Now we have a clear phone conversations plus we have all the nuance and subtlety of conversations by face to face that one can never have over the faceless phone conversations.
|Brothers Ronald and John Tipton 1948 |
|My "baby" brother John and me at his home in Greenville, SC 1994|
So now I have an iMac. On February 9th, I order two iPhones. And this spring when the new iPad comes out with a camera, I'm ordering that baby. I'll give Bill the iPad that I'm using now.
Who would've ever thunk that a bunch of old guys like us could ride this technological wave? We're doing it and I feel great about it!