Kicking and screaming we are being pulled into the electronic age. Okay, we both grew up in the era when computers were a novelty and learned everything the hard way, by doing it. I can still remember when 28k was huge, we used floppy disks, and sometimes even a cassette tape. So one thing you would think we would be used to would be change, particularly when it came to computers.
But going into the bush, doing email over the radio, having no internet connection, and nursing along aging computers in a tropical environment, has had the effect of temporarily insulating us from all the change. So part of our culture shock in coming back to our home culture has been dealing with electronic change — the Kindle, texting, ipad, netbooks, dongles, wi-fi, GPS in cars, and the list could go on.
Blogs have been one of those things which we have shied away from up to this point since we didn’t have an internet connection in the bush. But today in nosing around the NTM website I found out that I would be able to update things from the bush. So here we go, let’s test this new way of connecting, a tool for improving communication in a more timely manner.