We live in a time when technology seems to have taken over the world. Everywhere we look there’s another part of life that has changed because of technology.
I’m Tom Buford and I’m old enough to remember learning hand signals in drivers education class. Do you remember those? Point your arm straight out the window, pointing left for a left turn. Put your arm out the window and bend your elbow so that your hand points upward for a right turn. Put your arm out the window and bend your elbow so that your hand points toward the ground for a stop signal. For those who wonder why such an archaic system might have been used, at the time I started driving there were still plenty of cars on the road that came from the factory without turn signals. Plus, what if the turn signals on your car failed? Hand signals to the rescue!
Today, we have cars available that don’t just have turn signals. They’ll tell us if we’re inadvertently veering over into the next lane. Some have cameras so that the driver can see all around the car. No more blind spots in mirrors. I have been interested in computers, software, cellphones and other forms of technology since the early 1990s and have years of experience using them. I’m an inquisitive person and have asked thousands of questions in hopes of finding answers for myself. I figure that if I have asked the question, someone else has, too. I may as well share the questions I asked and the answers I discovered with you.
I developed TheTechieSenior.com to help people live with personal technology products – such as finding answers to software questions and learning how to do something online or with a particular device. Electronic appliances and other devices can make life easier, once you understand how to use them. Home devices are becoming more technically complex and I’ll be writing occasional articles addressing some of the home technology that I’ve used and enjoy.
It doesn’t matter how basic the question seems to you. What is basic to one person may be more like rocket science to another. No matter what tech question you have, you’re not the only who has asked it. I may have, and if so, you’ll find a lot of those answers here. I promise to stick by our tagline – Tech Tips Without the Brain Cramp.TM