Glad that those days are gone. Gone are the days when you basically needed a hammer to crunch your way through to the right message. Those old cell phones were clunky and clumsy to use. And the things they used to call these old office and work tools. Long-winded names, you may as well have written a speech about it. Instead of just calling it a PC, no, we had to call it a personal computer, for crying out loud. And no, we couldn’t just settle for cellphone or just plain old mobile, no, horror upon all horrors, some of us had no compunction calling it your cellular telephone.
Really, guys. Young as you still are, you may laugh now. Now, thank goodness, we all have our smartphones. Just one word, I like that. It’s loaded with apps when you switch it on for the first time. But if you’re all as smart as I think you are, you went and cleaned up and kept only those apps that were relevant to and practical for you. For your everyday personal life and, more importantly, for business use. Apps, what’s that. That’s what I asked myself once upon a time when these great software enhancements first entered the mainframe.
And to think that they all killed themselves with laughter when I gleefully, blissfully unaware, made reference to a software application tool. It was the right reference in its day. And that, me hearties, was all very long ago, long, long before Instagram arrived. I was plodding my way through Blogger – ew! I hear some of you saying. I know! – and still trying to figure out how to make the most of all the confusing clutter clogging up my Facebook page. Stuff I really had no use for. And I could never just uninstall the damn stuff.
Oh no. Not nice is what I always used to say. Very nice is what I’m saying now. And I’m not alone. In fact, it’s now over a billion subscribers chorusing in one global voice. Instagram’s really great! It works really neat on your mobile when you’ve got the customary Instagram followers app to help you keep track of your supporters. Why, oh why, I used to wonder. Why were they calling them friends on Facebook? They were never my friends, to begin with.
But I like the new terminology. It’s got a good ring to it. Ring, ring, there goes the phone. Get it? Today, I’ve got a good account of frenemies on my insta account. They’re my friends. But they’re my enemies too. Frenemies. Get it? Oh, you’ve heard that expression before. Geez, where’ve I been. Am I that slow. Okay. Not the end of the world. It’s good to know that you’re never too old to learn new stuff. And it’s a lot easier for old codgers like me. Insta tools are like so easy to configure, even a monkey could work it out. He did already? Well, there you go then.