Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Earth Shook, Just a Little Bit

Well, its official. My mother is now on the internet.

Yup, my mom, who is in her 70's, has taken an interest to tackle the intricacies and mysteries of the interweb, the "double-you, double-you, double you, dot", the great super-highway of information dotted with prattfalls and dark holes.

She got her first e-mails and replied to a few today, and even made her way to a web page on the Atkins diet using Google.

Gotta love it. This is a huge step for her, I gotta tell ya. For years, the internet was a giant mystery, and she wanted nothing to do with it. I guess all us kids talking to her about sending e-mails back and forth, web-pages, blogs and journals, broke down the uncertainty and has brought her smack-dab into the 21st century.

She even has DSL!!!

So, mom, my hat's off to you for trying something new and mysterious!

8 comments:

Nic said...

Kudo's to your mom! It will be easier to keep in touch this way too. I know this from experience. LOL!

:)

Ed Abbey said...

It took my parents perhaps a decade of listening to me talk about it and then me buying a computer for them and setting it up before they finally joined. Now, three computers later, they are well up to speed and doing fine.

Anonymous said...

Rad bout your parents. Hey, shoot me a text msg or call me sometime on my cell, email me at snazzysnuff@yahoo.com if you don't have the #. Miss you, Brian McDonald.

Brian said...

I finally remembered what my blogger pwd was. My journal still is at http://madhatter5353.livejournal.com

Bstermyster said...

Congrats to mom, welcome to cyberspace.

Nettie said...

Wow to her!

sage said...

Congratulations to your mom--my mom use to use the computer all the time for email.

PhilippinesPhil said...

Hi Mike, my first time to "intrude" on your page...hope you don't mind. It took my parents years to finally get a pc and get online. ONce they did, we couldn't get them off it! My dad was a technician in the Air Force and then with General Motors, so I should have known he'd love it once he got his feet wet. Funny how it works out like that.