I'm a tweener. Not a twitter(er). I don't have a site on MySpace. Or Facebook. I don't use Twitter or Dodgeball. But I have bought things from Ebay and Amazon, have my own blog and otherwise consider myself a technology geek.
But I'm in the "in-between" generation. We grew up with technology (cable TV, microwaves, maybe an Atari 2600) but not nearly to the extent of the youth of today.
My children won't know what it's like to not have a cell phone, a remote control, or power windows and door locks. They may never experience a black and white TV, a rotary phone, or a dial-up modem.
Technology is moving so fast today that we all struggle at times to keep up. Let me give you a quick rundown of my technology profile:
have a smartphone.
own a laptop.
have a wireless network in my house.
own an HDTV.
have an iPod.
have multiple email accounts.
store photos online.
prefer Firefox to Internet Explorer.
have a DVR.
have satellite radio.
But I also...
see no need for a Second Life.
rarely text message.
don't own a Mac.
don't have a Wii.
have never used Bittorrent.
don't experiment with Ubunto or Ruby on Rails.
don't have a Facebook or MySpace page.
don't have a navigation system.
don't Pownce or Stumble.
So what's the point of me unpacking my so-called geek life? To demonstrate that there is so much today that could be called "technology," even the geeks like me can't do it all.
People who love to read don't read ALL kinds of books. They pick and choose. It's the same with technology and the web - there's so much of it in our lives today that you can pick and choose and only jump on board for the things that excite you or make your life better.