I up-graded to my very first Smart Phone yesterday.
Never really needed one before. I have always maintained that my phones were there for my convenience, and the world of apps and games were the “thing” of the younger set.
But when life and livelihood move forward, so do I.
Life on a Smart Phone is overtaking the globe (whether we like it or not; whether we approve or not). Business potential with this development is so big that I can’t afford to ignore it.
So… I up-graded to my very first Smart Phone yesterday.
Am I intimidated? Yeah, maybe just a bit.
Am I excited? Yeah, quite a bit.
Am I crazy? Very well could be, but my inspiration today came from an old Chatelaine magazine I have harboured since it was released in October 1996.
There is just one article of interest and the excerpt I am proud of reads like this: “Choosing from more than 300 Internet access providers in Canada, Agnes Knowles, 79, of Courtenay, B.C., signed up…to cruise the Web and keep in touch with family…”
The Agnes Knowles quoted in this article is my mother. She has been gone for three years now but I still quote her story whenever I feel it necessary. What the article does not mention is that my mother, Agnes, was 78 when she bought her very first computer. She decided that was a cool way to keep in touch with her grandchildren and “speak their language”. Her friends thought she was crazy and women younger than her were quite in awe of her gumption.
And now I am following in Mother’s footsteps. I am a grandmother myself now and currently my three year old grandson can probably do more with a Smart Phone than me. But I am determined to change that; I am determined to remain current in this on-line space; I am determined to not be intimidated by new technologies; and I am determined to show my readership we are Smart Women! Smart enough to learn Smart Phones, and Smart Apps, and a Smart Income too!
Just another part of my retirement plan!!
You go, gramma! Why shouldn’t we women partake of the bounty that’s about to unfold? Ante up ladies! All in?
Agnes – I love that story. One day your daughter will show your grandson an article (printed from the Internet of course as magazines won’t exist then) showing him how Agnes Knowles rocked the Internet world and helped thousands of Canadian women retire (dis)gracefully 🙂
And it all started with the purchase of her first smart phone!
Those that know me know I am Gadget Queen and I am on my 4th Smart Phone but have yet to make a phone call with it – interesting times!