Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

Lastrealindians Ruth Hopkins’ newest column on Indian Country Today Media Network: My Love-Hate Relationship With Technology and Social Networking

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 didn’t have cell phones—heck, we didn’t even have voicemail or caller ID. Sometimes we didn’t have a phone in our house at all. Atari, then Nintendo existed, but we couldn’t 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.