Friday, January 30, 2009

Help With The Gadgets

A couple of months ago, my mother sent me this video, about an elderly lady who was trying to make the switch to digital television. Yesterday, the lady in the video (or her Chicago equivelent) was in front of me in line at my local library.

She'd heard that there was a video she could check out there that explained how to make the switch. As she talked to the patient lady at the desk, I noticed that all of the videos she was returning were VHS's. As the nice lady at the desk talked to her, it turned out that the video was only available in DVD format. The elderly lady told her that she did not own a DVD player, only a VHS player. The nice library lady kindly told her that they did not have the video in that format.

I had two thoughts: One, that I should have suggested to her that she should have her grandkids help her out with the switch (and I assumed that she had some grown children who might help her pick out, or even purchase an inexpensive DVD player for her). My second thought was thank god I've got my two beautiful kids to help me with Wii, Rock Band and other gadgets that I enjoy playing with them with.


bubbles said...

Isn't it amazing how the kids just seem to know it without thinking? Every once in awhile I surprise the kids because I know something they don't ... only because I was dealing with technology before they were born, so I'm not afraid of the guts of the machines. But mostly they are helping me!

SkylersDad said...

There is a followup to that video that I posted over at my place, funny as heck!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I sure hope she hangs onto that VHS player, it's going to be a collector's item some day.

Distributorcap said...

in their infinite wisdom - the govt looks like they are postponing the train wreck until june 12th