Seniorita is about as far from the cutting edge of technology as possible. I grumble loudly about the latest trick I need to learn (don’t even think the “old dog/new trick” thing) and I’ve been known to wish my computer would implode. In short, I have a love-hate relationship with technology.
However, since Valentine’s Day is here, I’ve decided to be more embracing and to pretend I love technology. Who knows, I may even convince myself I do. So, here’s what I love
Accessing the library’s website (www.winnetkalibrary.org); downloading ebooks and audiobooks; checking my library account for all kinds of information such as titles on hold, books checked out, and due dates; downloading the library apps to my mobile devices. And, I get great help from the library staff when I’m stuck!
Confirming appointments. I’m grateful for any reminders!
Looking up facts quickly. What did we do before our librarian friends taught us to use the likes of Google and Wikipedia?
Paying taxes online. I love being able to use one of the free online tax services to prepare my state and federal income taxes and to schedule and pay estimated taxes.
Keeping my calendar and address book up to date.
Paying bills online and scheduling future payments. What a convenience this is, particularly when I’m on vacation. In the old days, I’d write checks and ask a friend to mail them when I was out of town. Of course, my friend sometimes forgot to mail the envelopes and I got slapped with nasty late charges. Online payment has probably also saved me hundreds of dollars in postage.
Shopping online. Ah, yes, my favorite online activity! I’ve never had a problem with payments or returns. Best of all, it’s great fun!
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