Geekier than thou

I forgot to mention that last week I went over to a fellow’s house so he could bring me up to speed on the way our church is using Google apps/Google site for its email accounts (bypassing our website hosting, in so doing–it’s a little confusing.)

This fellow is 80 years old. His lovely wife met me at the door and led me to Jim’s office, a small bedroom in their home, where glowed, from the four corners of the room, no less than 5 monitors. Jim was seated at a double-monitor set-up and bade me take a seat at the latest Mac set up next to it. I opened up my laptop, and his wife brought us coffee and brownies and left us to it.

We geeked out for the next two hours. The information I needed and the reason for my visit took about 5 minutes and then the rest of the time Jim showed me things about his workflow. It was great. He was a database engineer in his life before retirement, and has loved computers for decades.

It was such a pleasant look at what 80 can be.


About katiekind

Enjoying the second half of life. I have three sons who are the apples of my eye and a wonderful husband of 35 years--those are the important things. Long ago, out of the blue, I became a Christian. It was something I never planned on, but what joy it has been. I do website development and I like to read and garden and paint and I love beauty and truth.
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One Response to Geekier than thou

  1. tulipgrrl says:

    One of the things I loved while working at a dental office in a city known for retirement, was meeting so many people with interesting second, third, fourth careers. . . super-active in their communities, churches, families. . . People in their 60s-70s-80s seem a lot younger to me know. (90s. . . start getting old. . . *L*)

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