Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Life in Wyoming - The Information Age

This may be The Information Age, but, just like Wyoming was "The Wild West" even within the past century, Technology just hasn't caught up yet.

We may live without a lot of modern gadgets and conveniences, but when it comes to computers, we have plenty and use them A LOT! I'm constantly befuddled by the apparent lack of knowledge about how The Internet can be used in Communications here. I'm forever doing a Search for an event or place or some other thing, and I just can't find it. I wind up calling around and talking with people, only to hear "well, it was in the paper!"

So. After over ten years of no newspaper subscription, it looks like I may *HAVE* to get one, just so I can keep up with local events. This weeks transgression in related to tomorrow's Primary Elections. I haven't been able to get my hands on a physical or electronic copy of the Sample Ballot. Once again, I just heard "it was in the paper."

I should also mention, in this post about Newspapers, that living here for just a year, our family has already been in the paper twice. In May, Tom and Jack were featured at a Charity Event where Tom was dressed as Darth Vader. And, last week, at our Friday Playgroup, the boys and I were approached by a reporter... it was "a slow news day" and so we wound up on the front page AND the top half of the "B" Section... because we were having a picnic at the park! Now THAT's Front Page News, I tell you!

I don't know why, but it's just hard for me to go back to getting the daily paper... well, actually, it's not daily. Around here, the paper is published Tuesday through Saturday (so, no Sunday Paper), or, our Sister City publishes their paper once a week, on Wednesday.

Dirty hands. More recycling. One more thing "to do" (read the paper, bring the paper in, get rid of the paper). Why is it so hard for me to "get the paper"? I want to know what's going on, but I want it "now" on my clean, sterile, personal laptop-computer. Humph!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Get the Paper it wil be good for the boys to learn the basics.  The paper will be good for current events for the boys.  Have them write letters to the editor when an issue concerns them.  Good practise.  Mom