My children are responsible for vaulting me into the twenty-first century. The easiest measure, by far, is the manner in which they have dragged me into a state of computer literacy. I have each of them to thank for one aspect of what has become my daily foray onto the world wide web.
To Hannah: I thank for introducing me to http://pinterest.com. The site is self-described as “an online pinboard. Organize and share things you love.” I took to it like a fish to water. On the the top of my screen are the words “PIN IT.” With great consistency, I use that option to pluck and pin all manner of things to one of my various pinboards.
- Places I’d Like to Go
- Books Worth Reading
- Clothes to love
- Family Ideas
- Favorite Places and Spaces
- Food I love
- For the Home
- Hand Crafts
- Things that make me smile.
I have to remember to pin her picture to Things that make me smile.
To Kay: I thank for telling me about http://www.shopittome.com/. Every day, I receive a compendium of sales on apparel from designers and stores that I like to frequent. Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Brooks Brothers and others send me their very best products at discounted prices. I enjoy scanning the choices, and, on rare occasions, I part with my money to make a purchase. Shop It To Me is as close as I can imagine coming to window-shopping each day. It is like strolling down Fifth Avenue though Fifth Avenue is 200 miles away.
To Charles: I thank you for bringing the wonder of http://www.youtube.com/ to my world. Through Youtube, I have found answers to most of the questions I can summon pertaining to cooking, photography and wine. I have laughed, I have cried and I have marveled at what I have seen. And I have joined you in the relentless search for great talent.
YouTube jettisoned you on your career and I suspect will provide you with the medium to express yourself.
The Internet is an information superhighway. I am fortunate to have three children who can read, and translate, all of the signs for me.