Lastrealindians Ruth Hopkins newest column on Indian Country Today Media Network: My Love-Hate Relationship With Technology and Social NetworkingTweet
By : Ruth Hopkins
Every now and again, I suffer from bouts of technology fatigue. I remember a simpler time. When I was a kid growing up on the rez, we didnt have cell phonesheck, we didnt even have voicemail or caller ID. Sometimes we didnt have a phone in our house at all. Atari, then Nintendo existed, but we couldnt afford one. Video games were in arcades. Laptops? Not quite. My brother had a Commodore 64 that he plugged into an old black and white TV. No cable, and no Blu-ray or DVD player either. We had three channels, received thanks to rabbit ears festooned with tin foil.