I know I'm pretty behind the times-just a flip phone, no texting, no kindle, no apps - but it just amazes me sometimes how much progress has been made in the last, mmm, 25 yrs.
DH & I sat down to register cattle today. We filled in the info of sires, dam, birthdate, eartag, breeding date, etc. then I hit "submit" and it went to VT. to Holstein Assoc. DH made a mistake (he forgot one was a twin, which you have to note) so I called not 5 min. afterwards. They had it & corrected it for me.
When we started 25 yrs. ago with registered cows we used to have to draw the markings (Holsteins-guess brown cows would have been easier) or if you weren't an artist you had to take a polaroid (remember those?) picture & send with the paperwork. What will it be in another 25 yrs?
It is amazing, when you think about it, isn't it? I encounter this feeling all the time...
BTW, Eastman Kodak filed fo bankruptcy this week, I guess cine photography has converted so much to digital now. There was a critic of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital on TV this week, who has been downsized by Smith Corona. Even he had to admit that typewriters were on their way out when he lost his job.
I taught school with a TI-99 computer issued by the school system. The average smartphone has something like a billion times the computing power per dollar in it today. Amazing...and, we are just starting to scratch the surface.
It is truly amazing but I would condense that down to maybe five years?
I used one of those very first cell phones in my insurance work. Seems like they were called bag phones and were in a large bag and plugged in the lighter spot about maybe in the late 80's. I find it exciting and also scary, what will the next five years bring us?
This has really shortened the work load and displace many jobs especially for office work like registered livestock and probably everything. The insurance office now scans everything and puts in a safe place out of the office that night and destroys all the paper for one small example.
Wonder how much we depend on technology and the effects if something goes haywire. Usually watch TV shows on the internet. Well past week, my sound card/software (didn't know location at the time) was infected with a rootkit. Antivirus found it and I naturally thought, get rid of it. Now I can see all the programs I want, but there isn't any sound. BUMMER! Anyone here know how to get the sound back? Thanks. Am copying this over to the computer section too.
Unless you have a mute key on your keyboard, which my laptop does, I would try to open the Start menu, then go to Control Panel, then Hardware and Sounds, and look at System Sounds. You may have gotten muted somehow.
If that doesn't work, take it to a Staples store for a free PC tuneup....call and make sure they still offer them first. Our local Staples geeks do a good job.