My name is Bee, and I am a Luddite.
Yes, it's true. I have been using a mobile phone that I dislike for nearly four years, merely because I cannot bear to learn how to use a new one. My husband had to cajole me into using an Ipod. I still don't know how to program the timing system on our boiler. Frankly, I'm amazed that I ever figured out how to set up a blog.
If I cannot intuitively sort out how to use a piece of machinery/technology, I just give up. Yes, I know that I could read the manual . . . but when confronted with a manual I become impatient, frustrated and semi-illiterate. It drives my tech-savvy husband crazy.
At the moment, my comfort level (pre-Industrial Revolution) is being severely threatened. My generous, generous husband surprised me with a BIG camera -- just as I had begun to master my little point-and-shoot Lumix. Elizabeth told me that her husband refers to these hulky pieces of machinery as toasters. (If only they were as easy to use as toasters.)
Along with the camera, I got a thick manual. And an even thicker Nikon D-90 for Dummies book.
My second resolution for 2010 will be to break a lifetime's (bad) habit and actually read these manuals.
I'm going to learn how to use this big camera; and not just on the P mode (that's programmed auto for the lay-people out there).
I just figured out how to download my first set of Nikon pictures. Well, it's a start.