(I don't know about you) But I'm Feeling 62! (Pt 2: TECHNOLOGY and HUMILITY)

It always startles me when I search YouTube for some help with something tech related, when a voice is coming out of my speakers that sounds about 10 years old!  Yikes!!!  These little kids know more than I ever will about this stuff.  But I am grateful for every one of them, especially when I'm wrestling my recording software (ProTools) and one of them (or their 20 something counterpart) has the answer to my problem.  Humility is a good thing when you're 62.

Just this morning, I was transferring some large files to a young guy who is working on a gospel project I am doing.  I shut my eyes and imagined the music flying through the air, wireless, up to some server in the sky and then flying back down into his studio over a thousand miles away.  Totally awesome!!!

I know I am waaaaaaay slower than most but I am determined because giving up is not an option. I hear the ticking of the clock (yes we have a wind-up one that chimes, very low tech!).  It is saying, "make-the-most-of-ev-ery-mi-nute."  Here is what helps me:
  • Be patient.  It's a cinch by the inch but hard by the yard.  Keep plugging away.  Sleep on a problem and try again the next morning.
  • Seek.  Look for help under every rock.  Google your question--that is the best search method I have found
  • Have faith.  I pray, usually after I have pulled some hair out.  It would be better to pray first!
  • Remember why.  Why are you doing this?  Technology is a means to an end, not the end itself
  • Find a community.  I've found some online friends who are doing much the same thing I am.  Big help!  And while I'm on that subject, please leave any tidbits that help you with technology in the comments!
Bottom line: we either approach technology with the humility of children or we fight it and deprive ourselves of the amazing things we can do because of it.

 

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