Yes, it's true. Well, not so much of the 'babe', bit old for that, but I have definitely embraced all things technological. I don't understand half of it. I am trying my hardest, getting a lot of things wrong, but I am improving - daily.
Five years ago I didn't know a 'byte' from a 'bite' and even emails defeated me - what was wrong with paper and a pen for goodness sake? MSN and MySpace were like a foreign language and I had no interest in how big your giga-mega-whatnots were.
Yes, times do change. I am now au fait with publishing on the net, dashing around the world via the blogs. I can google chat with people in Australia and now I can even use me computer like a phone! Wondrous wonders!
But oh dear......WARNING, WARNING!!
The other day a fellow blogger, who shall remain nameless, nearly got me the sack. Another fellow blogger had sent me an interactive animation that I thought the children at the centre might like to see. We have a Smart Board installed in the classroom that allows the kids to use their hands to control the five foot screen. I just nipped into me mails to retrieve it when said blogger popped up on Google chat. It went something like this....
"Hi there, now that you are just lazing around in the mornings, are you up for a chatette"
I replied as quickly as I could.
"Err, no ****, I'm in the classroom working, catch you later"
Before I could shut down this came back in ten inch high letters
"BOLLOCKS , later then"
Fortunately three-year-olds can't read.
Unfortunately all the adults could.
Fortunately they all have a sense of humour!
Anyway, yes, here I am. A newly fledged techno babe, embracing this world as if it were nearly my own. But sometimes it all gets beyond me and I have to resort to the button below.