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A New Lover?

Updated on January 24, 2010

This morning when I woke there was this somewhat strange mark left on my cheek.  the indent was almost like a hard bruise or a brand.  Now I know that glass of red wine with dinner did not affect me to that degree.

I have written many times about this subject and it does not prevail for just us seniors.  When i look around me today I see the younger folks totally going forward into this area sometimes only because it is the latest trend.

Yes, I am talking about all the wonderful electronic devices that we have in our hands today to use.  Last night as I listened to the business news they were reporting that the new Kindle Reader had out sold all paper books.  Oh, I know you will say that you will never give up your paper backs and I too will continue to enjoy them.  Yet, it is obvious in today's busy world how wonderful it is to be able to carry one of these type of devices along on maybe your commute to and from.  

Look around you; the odds are that your children and grandchildren are holding an iPod in their hand right now?  I sometimes can carry on a one sided conversation with my son or grandson before I notice that they have two wires traveling up from their shirt pocket to their ears.  One probably is listening to music and the other would be listening to an audio book---the one listening to an audio book now, would have never bothered to sit in one place long enough to read a paper book---yet they are each learning and enjoying what this technology has brought forth.

I am a big fan of audio books and have read books---with my ears that I would have walked right passed them on a book self in a book store.  One feature that the audio book has that makes it outstanding is the background sounds that many authors are now inserting into them.  A mystery comes to life with scream or a creaking door.  A romance with his or her whisper of love makes the heart skip a beat.

New doors are opening for many new authors that cannot get pass the gauntlet of the publishers.  There are so many people out there that may have written a great novel and they are buried in the stack of manuscripts.  

We are all sitting here reading hub page's that were created on a computer that we would fight the devil himself for if someone tried to take it away.  I use this wonderful device for down-loading e-books.  Your entire classics are now on e-books and there are rare books that are now available that you and I would have never had the opportunity to access before.  Text books are now available for students on these devices, no more heavy book bags.

There are numerous e-books that are free.  I find the average e-book cost is $9.00 to $14.00, against the cost of paper books that range much higher.  I like the idea of how many trees we might be saving also.  I plan on putting all my novels into e-books and recording them too, for the world is at my fingertips and we all have a voice.

Yes, my new LOVER---Apple iPod with its 64GB will crawl in bed with me every night and take me to places and meet people  that I would have never met in ---two life times.  

P.S.  This lover doesn't snore-

Apple iPod Touch
Apple iPod Touch

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      Ginn Navarre 7 years ago

      Moulik, you will never know what you are missing---until you try. I think that all the new electronic that is now at your fingertips is to your advantage---move FORWARD to be heard.

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      Moulik Mistry 7 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      I am far behind you, Ginn - I am still not having any cell phone or ipod...

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      Ginn Navarre 7 years ago

      Thanks franciaonline, I totally agree what would we do with out the internet and the technology that is now at our fingertips.

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      franciaonline 7 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Ginn,

      I enjoyed your telling about the iPOD as a lover that doesn't snore. Clever!

      You're right, the information technology keeps us young. It's a privilege to reach one's senior years (I'm now a senior citizen and grateful for being one) with IT around - a new lover indeed! Imagine, without the internet, how on earth would I be able to comment on your hub at a click of a mouse?

      Bautiful hub, Ginn!

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      Ginn Navarre 7 years ago

      Hey young-un, Oh that ole "red hot momma pullover" still has a little magic---haha!

      Yes, the technology that is out there is fascinating and I love playing around with it---it keeps me YOUNG.

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      Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      My friend

      My heart skipped a bit when I read the title of this hub! And I thought, damn! it must be your red 'hot momma' overall! Haha

      Anyway, yes technology never ceases to amaze us doesn't it? And it's not about saying goodbye to what you have loved doing but more of enhancing it for maximum pleasure.

      I enjoyed the read, Ms Ginn. :D

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      Ginn Navarre 7 years ago

      Jerilee, Oh yes, it does have many side benefits---so don't tell them! love ya

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      Jerilee Wei 7 years ago from United States

      Next to my cell phone, an IPOD is almost a "must have" rather than a want. I know that sounds strange, but with one I am a calmer,saner, and happier person with one.

      It's not just my IPOD, it's the 12 year old in the house's IPOD -- because when she's listening to her's I'm not listening to her "music."

      It also reinforces her literature studies because she listens to the book she's assigned reading in the car, on long weekend trips across the state to take care of her 84 year old great grandmother. Actually reading the book, gives her motion sickness, so she listens in the car, reads the rest when she gets there.

      Then there's Grandpa, who doesn't have his IPOD but gets miffed when I don't go with him to heavy equipment auctions and dirt track auto races. My IPOD puts a smile on my face because I'm not bored and he is happy because I'm along with him.

      Great hub mom!

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      Ginn Navarre 7 years ago

      Naomi thanks, I love learning new things and the technology that is at our fingertips is fascinating.

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      Naomi R. Cox 7 years ago from Elberton, Georgia

      Technology has come so far. It's hard to keep up, but I think it's a wonderful thing. Thanks for sharing this with us. I liked it.

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      Ginn Navarre 7 years ago

      Brian, yes indeed I too am amazed at this powerful little device. Now our grandchildren are teaching us and I love it!

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      Brian Stephens 7 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

      I have just got my first IPod, given to me by my grandson after he discarded it for a newer more powerful model. I can't get over it. This tiny little box with a sound quality you would never believe was possible from such a small package.

      Might just have to invest in a newer more powerful version myself.

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      Ginn Navarre 7 years ago

      G-Ma, I guess until they add that to this electronic gadget I will just have to wear my socks to bed. thanks!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      OH dear I am so far behind...nice read my dear...:O) Hugs no snoring? no buzz? no smooches then either ??? G-Ma...and where ever do you put your cold feet????