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Technology is good for all ages

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The Harriet Houdini of iPhones is a close friend of ours who hopped on the Good Ship Technology as it floated down the Fresno River and has never debarked. She also bought an iPad not long ago, and is mastering that, as well.

Knowing just those things, you might think this friend is no older than 25 or so, but that is not the case. It would be impolite to tell you her age, and also foolish, because I don’t know what it is. I can barely remember my own age, let alone somebody else’s. Let’s just say she is one of those Boomers who is hoping Social Security will hold out long enough for her to live to be 100.

The assumption on the part of many is that only young people know anything about technology. Wrong! Our friend is the go-to gal for the solution to just about any technological problem, as long as it is a problem of how to get the most out of an iPhone or an iPad.

On Wednesday, I heard Terry Dolph give the keynote presentation at the Madera Compact’s Business and Education Shareholders’ luncheon at Madera Municipal Golf Course. Terry is a known techie. He has taught technology, he uses it all the time in his business, A/Dolphin Associates. One of his students, who teaches technology in Clovis and is a graphic designer, helped give the presentation. Another of Terry’s former students spoke to the audience from London via Skype. Imagine that.

Terry is no spring chicken, and he made light of the fact that he was starting to pack the years on. But he is living proof that you don’t have to be short on years to be long on high-tech knowledge.

The old joke that you have to get a third-grader to help you with your computer is still funny, but the fact is, the person who might help you more is a person who has the experience as well as the knowledge to do more than play video games on that box.


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