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Prof Slatton and His No Techno Zone

January 4, 2011 3 comments
Broken Telephone Lines Are Silent

Broken telelphone lines are silent with many voices trapped inside.

Not that it matters too much to anyone but me, but I find the era of computers and search engines to be daunting.  This is particularly true for someone who chose the world of fine art as a profession.  This is surprising, because I embraced technology when I was a kid.  I took apart anything that had wires, including parts of my house.  My mission was to inspect, back-engineer, pry, prod, and basically discover all those hidden mysteries inside my machines.  I later studied electrical engineering and tinkered with my own circuit designs.  Now that I’m almost reaching retirement, I’m faced with the age of computers, websites, and search engines.  I thought I could conquer these like I did my old pocket watch, just take it apart, pull out a few pieces, and see what functional part changed.  Unfortunately, the hardware part of computers is much easier to grasp than the software concepts.  Just when I thought I had licked HTML, now I have to learn about CSS, where everything is hidden in its own secret box.  I’m posting this to express how much I hate living in the cyber world and would trade it all for a nice safe cave, if I knew I could still feed myself.  By the way, what exactly is an “app?” – Prof. Ralph Slatton – Blackhand Press Templars

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