Monday, March 17, 2014

Where is "The Cloud?"...


...and other mystifying thoughts.

These clouds I can see, but "The Cloud" is a mystery to me. 


One of my major events this winter was getting a new cell phone. It was a totally spur of the moment decision. I walked into one of the phone stores at this corner just to get some information on prices. After a ten minute chat I realized I could save money with little or no downside. I had thousands of pictures on my old phone and the thought of sitting in the phone store while they were transferred seemed to be an endless process. I declined the transfer, because the pictures live in the Google Cloud.

This morning I was thinking about some pictures that I wanted to use and I was happy that they were in "The Cloud." Then it struck me that I really wasn't sure I knew what I was talking about. I'll make an admission that though I have some idea of technology, the details are very murky to me. I still am amazed that I can stand on this street corner and look at Facebook on my phone. I am more amazed that I can send a message to a friend in California or England or India and they can answer me a minute later, all without leaving this corner of my neighborhood. Of course I still find the details of electricity and modern plumbing mystifying, too, along with brain surgery and rocket science.

So much for my musings on technology. Tomorrow my post will return to earth.

 I enjoyed the sunshine today, though it was cold standing on the corner taking this picture. I continued my decluttering and went through several more drawers. I made it to the Salvation Army, the drugstore and the fruit and veggie store. Beautiful strawberries from California!

I hope you had a lovely St. Patrick's Day and a great evening. Thanks for visiting and take very good care. 

16 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

I am amazed through blogging that I have great friends all over the world! It was cool and very rainy here this St. Patrick's Day. We had breakfast at Waffle House and their waffles were GREEN today!
Tomorrow we begin the process of choosing new flooring for our home. I sure do dread the actual changeover!!!
Have a good night.

Ann said...

"The Cloud" is confusing to me too. My nephew who is a retired government specialist in computers and he has tried to make it more clear to me to SOME success. Hope you enjoy your new phone.
Ann

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It looks like a busy day in Rockefeller Center. You took a beautiful picture.

I am too dumb to have a smart phone and my head has been in the clouds forever.

TARYTERRE said...

I feel befuddled by technology too. Had my Shepard's Pie and green beer to celebrate. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too.

Simply Linda said...

{{gasp}}I don't even a own a cell phone! Nope, sure don't. I am blissfully unware of technology, except the computer/internet. Now, my son, he has a cell phone, only because of college and that is a prepaid one. My analogy is this..if you want to talk to me, call me, internet/email, chat, blog or write me a note, lol. Now, we do have a abundance of Ipods, I pads, Tablet/Home computers. Just no cell phone. lol

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I don't have a cell phone either, but do have an iPad.
The cloud is a mystery for sure, and I hope other people can't see or access our stuff.

Nellie said...

I don't understand "the cloud," either! Technology can still be a bit frustrating to me, especially when connections don't work as they should.:) Then, I become amazed with how quickly my words travel around the world and how quickly I receive a response, and all is well.:-)

Sola Scriptura said...

I'm much like you when it comes to technology. It amazes me! Well done in continuing your spring cleaning!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I don't understand it all either, but am thankful for it. Somehow when doing a update to my phone, I lost it all but thanks to the cloud, everything was restored. I love most things about technology today but certainly will never understand it. It is one of those amazing things that remain a mystery for sure.

Theresa said...

Oh that Cloud, I know it's there but I don't use it:) I remember my Step-Daughter made the move and lost ALL of her pictures! I guess that SKEERED me:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Catherine said...

Dear Carol,
I don't understand a thing about this techno world we live in!!
I am constantly asking either my son or daughter to help me before I press enter!! lol
They seem to know everything, how I don't know. I guess it is instinct for them.
Glad you are enjoying your new phone. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

Susie said...

Talk about a cloud, Buttercup. It's all a big foggy cloud to me. I like the technology somewhat. Other times, I think, where are all the people ? Remember when we had people to help us? Hope you have some more sunshine. It's pretty here today and sunny...warmer than it's been but not near warm enough. oxoxo,Susie

Barb said...

Yes, I depend on the Cloud but don't ask me to explain it! Just connecting so quickly with people all over the world makes my head spin. It's so wonderful when it all works.

Deanna said...

Congratson the new phone....I need a new one and it's time for a re-new, but I don't have that many photos on my i-phone....still not much into i-phonography.

Paula said...

I want to know how to access my pictures and such that are in the cloud? With my apple ID?

Kerin said...

Yep... technology has certainly passed me by. Honestly, I do not mind at all.... guess I'm old fashioned at heart.

If I ever need to figure out something on the computer or phone.. etc.. I just "911" one of our kids****grin**.

Happy day to you!
Kerin