It's a joke in my family... a saying.
It all came from the movie Far and Away with Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise. Here is the scene, full of attitude and gumption...
The courageous Shannon, is crawling through a window, announcing her plans to go to America and get her land. She refers to Tom Cruise's character as "boy"... which makes her statements full of attitude! She instructs him, "Boy! Boy! I am very Smart and I am very Modern... that is all you need to know about me!" Watch movie clip here!
Why this struck a chord with me in 19whatever... I'm not sure. But I quote that line often and especially when I am pretty proud of myself for figuring something out that is new and/or hard.
The irony of me starting a website that is called "Smart & Modern" goes on and on.
Am I smart? Well, no. But I find myself surrounded by really smart people all the time.
Am I modern? Ummm, I live in a 1949 stone house in the Hill Country of Texas. I have chickens.
But somewhere inside of me is a desire to be up to date, current, useful, and full of gumption.
All of these things translate to my desire to learn and use the technical world that we now live in.
I want to use all my "tech toys" to the fullest and not be left behind in this digital world that is always on the move.
As a photographer, I had to learn to go "digital" and leave film behind. So started my learning curve.
Teaching Photography Workshops for the last several years has led to more and more questions that I have had to find answers to.
ipads, iphones, Apps, Computers, Backups, Picture Organization...
So, I have done what any good teacher does... I go home research the answer, translate all the tech talk into something women will understand, and then I teach it... girl style!
So thus was born the online version of that process...tech talk meets girl talk!
Smart & Modern!
Plain English Please!
When terms are defined by other terms that I don't know... well... forget it!
I hate reading instructions and manuals for this reason.
Everyone is in a different spot on the "tech savvy" scale.
I don't know one person who has it all together "digitally".
If you own a computer, smart phone, ipad, or camera...
whether you like it or not, you are now a "digital manager".
So why not making the learning curve fun...
the Smart & Modern way!
SIMPLE - CLEAR - STEP by STEP
Posts that provide digital tools and shortcuts that make using technology fun and relevant to everyday life!
Connect like-minded people who are in the same boat... ready to take on the digital world... step by step!
Help you check things off your "I wish I knew how to do that" and "I wish I had done that" lists!
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