Monday, January 18, 2010
What is my email address?
My husband is not computer savvy at all, not one little bit, nadda, nope, no way. He sits and looks at a terminal screen at work all day and doesn't care to have a thing to do with them at home. This could also contribute to his frustration with his wife and daughters since we love hanging out on the internet. We each have laptops and ipods and cell phones and know how to use them quite efficiently.
The husband of course has had a cell phone for years, but never anything too fancy. He had a razor which he liked but it died and they don't make them anymore [only as go phones] and since his youngest used his upgrade he had to use her hand-me-down until the next upgrade became available. While he waited he debated and hemmed and hawed over which phone he wanted. He needs reading glasses so font size/key size was important. This ruled out the BlackBerry and most phones with keyboards. He finally settled on and iphone. Then he kept putting off buying it. I got sick of listening to him complain about his hand-me-down so the day after Christmas I bought him one.
He figured out the basics, making calls and loading his contacts. He pays the youngest to load music onto it and is perplexed when he sees a new app. she has loaded. I am tempted to add some games I might like to play. He has never been into playing any kind of video game.
The kicker was yesterday when he asked for an email address. I created a yahoo account for him, asking him what "name" he wanted to use before the @ and his choice of password. Ok now to activate it on his iphone. It didn't work so I asked him to fetch my laptop from down stairs and he said......"But you set it up on the desktop"
Now maybe it's just me but that is the funniest thing I have heard in a long time. I reassured him you can access mail on any computer...... he went and got my laptop. I must have messed up the password somewhere because I changed it and when I used it on his iphone it was all set.
Later on he asked if I would write his email address on the back of one of his business cards, I said you have to be kidding your email address is "your name"
edit: husband is at the airport awaiting a fly to Vegas for a business conference, he has asked me twice "is it google or yahoo?"...... I should have pinned it to his shirt. His clients will never be able to get in touch with him.