The joys of modern technology are to behold. These days, modern technology often gets a bashing from people, including me. You know, when you can’t make your phone work or the camera won’t take a decent photograph. Not to mention when the PC or laptop crashes.
For now though, I’m going to say that modern technology is absolutely fantastic! Only yesterday it helped me out a great deal that twenty years ago or less could never have happened.
I need a printer!
Because we’re half way through moving house, most of our belongings have been put in storage. That includes my trusty Canon printer. So, when I received an email from Wales which contained an important document for me to sign and send back via snail mail, I needed a printer!! What was I to do?
I couldn’t retrieve my Canon from the bowels of my storage unit. Well, I could have, but it would have taken the whole day. I know, my son in law has a printer, I could go to see him and problem solved. Only one problem, he’s on holiday in Italy.
Half way around the world and back again
Anyway, I happened to see my son in law was online as I was wracking my brains and searching Google for an answer. I messaged him and told him my problem. He replied saying it wasn’t a problem at all. Just forward my email to him in Italy and he will send the document through to his printer here in his study in the UK. I could pop round to his house and the document will be waiting for me in the tray!!
As his house is only half a mile away from mine, I jumped in the car, popped round there, let myself in and bingo!!!! 5 pages of important document waiting for me in the tray of his printer. How brilliant is that?
That’s modern technology for you and I was so grateful. I signed my document, which had started in Wales, sent to Italy then back to England and will now be sent back to Wales as a hard copy via snail mail. One happy silly old sod!