transitioning into digital age.pngRecently I have become more aware of people around me who are struggling to transition into the digital age. For example, I was recently introduced to someone who uses email to communicate, only because they have to for work. If it were up to them, they wouldn’t use it at all. What’s worse is that this person prints a copy of every single email they receive, not for recording purposes though. They print a copy just so they have something to hold. Those printed email messages then go in the garbage a few days later. What a waste, right? I can’t imagine printing every email I receive, or not using email for everyday purposes like communicating with friends and family.




Other examples of people around me who are struggling to transition into the digital age include those who insist on using cassette tapes or CD’s instead of downloading their music. And then there are those who are still convinced that it is completely unsafe to be making purchases online, even from big name companies like Amazon. With the holidays right up the road, and terrible weather in the Chicagoland area, it’s been wonderful to be able to order gifts online and have them delivered to my door. It has eliminated the need to fight traffic and snow-covered streets trying to get to the stores.

There are SO many benefits of taking advantage of the technology available around us that it’s hard to understand the reasoning behind those who prefer the “old” ways. Know anybody who is having trouble transitioning into the digital age? Tell us about them…