About Me

Photo Skitch Document-11I’m an iPad enthusiast. I’m a Kindle enthusiast. I’m an iPhone enthusiast. I’m also enthusiastic about apps and ebooks. I enjoy seeking out new things and sharing what I’ve learned so a blog is the perfect way to do all that. A place to contain my bubbling enthusiasm and a place to share.

I’m not a tech wizard. Just an ordinary person who gets great enjoyment from today’s incredible technology. People may chuckle about Atari 2600, but even that was astounding coming on the heels of it’s predecessor, Pong.

I bubbled, then, too. If there had been blogs in those Pong days, I would have posted with glee and delight about the little black-and-white pixel that you could bounce across your television screen.

FYI: Pong. Was. Awesome. (really)

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  1. I was a huge Space Invaders fan. Hmmm – I wonder if there’s an iPhone app? Thanks for visiting thefirstgates and following.

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    • Oh, the excitement when you nabbed that last little invader zipping so quickly back and forth across the screen! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Daniela

     /  June 21, 2012

    Thanks for visiting my blog -:)!

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    • ….and thank you for visiting mine! I read several of your posts, and enjoyed them very much. I’ll be back :)

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  3. This is charming. :)

    I just popped in to thank you for “liking” my “About” page on No Holds Barred!

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  4. I’m glad you liked visiting my blog. I wanted to say, too, that I like the way you describe how you aren’t a tech wizard but that these cool technologies just light you up so much. It is marvelous to read when someone has a true passion for something like you do. :)

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  5. I think that your blog might help me catch up with the times : )

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  6. Saw your goodreads widget. Looks like you might like some of the same types of books. I don’t understand why the widget doesn’t take you to the displayed goodreads page, though. Do you? So I don’t know your name. Did I miss it on the blog? Well, anyway, if you’d like another reading buddy on GR, look me up.

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    • Although I faithfully record my books on Goodreads, I haven’t been active, there. Not even sure if I have a page :). I’ll have to look closer and check on the books you’re reading! ;) Kathy

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  7. You are sharing such valuable information on your blog and I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge with us.

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  8. I loved pong!! ;)

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    • I thought it was magic. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine how things would evolve! Makes me wonder what the NEXT 30 years hold.

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  9. I remember my introduction to video games…on a business trip, a co-worker and I came across a tabletop game called something like “Galaxia”…we spent I-don’t-know-how-many-quarters-and-hours on that game :)

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    • I remember it all felt like magic! (still does) Thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment! :)

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  10. Oh good someone like me, glad to know I’m not alone, although my kindle is picketing me for more share time since I started blogging. :) You will be great fun (and informative but fun first) to follow!

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    • Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here! It is all fun, you’re right. And…. I’m glad to have found you, too. :)

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  11. I found your blog from VivFrance and I’m so glad I did. I’ve clicked on following tool

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  12. sharechair, I’ve mentioned you in my blog. If you get a chance, check it out.
    http://firstandfabulous.wordpress.com/my-awards-my-thanks/
    PEACE.

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  13. I don’t know much about all this fancy stuff. But I love learning a little bit about new things. Then I can choose to learn deeper if think I would enjoy. I have found so many things that I originally said…….I don’t think this is for me. And WOW I found it really was for me. lol

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    • You have a wonderful attitude! I agree … It’s always interesting to stretch ourselves and learn new things. You never know what you might enjoy. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment! :)

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  14. I remember the first time I played pong, the last computer game I ever played, 1975, ;-) I’ll be watching.

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    • Welcome to my blog! I hope you’ll find some information that will excite you more than pong (which obviously didn’t). :) I am so happy to have you join us! Thank you.

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  15. First of all thank you for your visit to my blog. I would like now to look around yours. On reading the comments here it should be an interesting read. Take care. Ralph

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  16. Good Morning..!! I have now spent the last two hours looking around and reading your blog!! Have to say that your direction (for the blog..) is a unique one and very inspiring. While I have no trouble (in general..!!) working through the techno stuff, I am very pleased to meet someone who takes the time to review and post on techie new things. I will have to keep reading your posts, I guess, just to stay current on “what’s new.”!!! Two hours here….and the rest of my blog respondents still to go….OMG, my head hurts. Help me!! Please!!! I am reading and I can’t get up….

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    • Ha ha! Love your sense of humor! And I feel your pain. I spent so much time on the computer this morning clearing up an erroneous post that my mailbox is now overflowing with unread notifications, but my seat can no longer sit. “I am reading and I can’t get up” fits me to a “t” !! :)

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  17. “Ordinary people” are the best for explaining hard techno-geek lingo to the rest of us! Thanks : )

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  18. Pong ping pong! Pong was fun! Thanks for stopping by my website. ;)

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  19. I have not learned any of the new technology….so I admire you! Thank you for visiting my blog. Vera

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  20. Golly I feel a need for some new technology looking at your blog-of-knowledge with all the helpful bits !! I have no excuse now :-) but it maybe awhile yet …
    Sometimes I am def need of re-booting or quite possibly a system restore !
    Thanks for popping by :-)

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  21. Great post! I’m traveling, other wise the new kindle? Plus I “need” a better laptop. LOL!

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  22. I loved Pong!! And then Ms Pac Man! :-)
    Thanks for the trip down memory lane ;-)

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  23. I love Howard’s comments, and I love your site. I haven’t spent 2 hours YET, but I plan to. I have spent several hours over a period of time., and I want to invite you to an appreciation circle. This isn’t an award, but an appreciation of what you are doing. You can read about it on my blog. http://wp.me/p2jC53-IB :)

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    • Thank you so much! You are very encouraging. I’m on my way to learn about the Appreciation Circle! Thanks, again. :)

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  24. Love your photo -:)!

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  25. Hey thanks for the visit to my blog, you have a great blog, I will be following.

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  26. I’m looking forward to learning lots from you! :)

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  27. Ha, I’ve had an iphone 3g for just over a year and only recently worked out why it wasn’t ringing when folks called. LOL :-) But I do remember playing Pong and having a ball. Simpler times.

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    • I remember being so excited at being able to bounce that silly pixel! I’m glad you got your iPhone to ring. :). That’s funny!

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  28. So happy we’ve met… An award for you; no obligation – just enjoy…!
    http://abcofspiritalk.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/wonderful-team-member/

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  29. Centipede, anyone? :)

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  30. bgpublishers

     /  November 28, 2012

    I’m delighted to find another digital evangelist.

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  31. You have been nominated for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award. I hope this will help you get more stars, SC! For additional info, check http://www.mmeara.wordpress.com

    Congratulations and thanks again for nominating me!

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  32. Just fabulous xox

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  33. You know I still have an Atari in the attic Lol… Bright Blessings in the New Year for Health Happiness and Peace ~ Sue Dreamwalker

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  34. I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award. Don’t feel pressure to accept, but if you would like to, you will find the rules here: http://cancerinmythirties.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/a-long-overdue-thank-you/
    Whether you decide to accept or not, I just wanted to let you know that I think your blog is great!
    Thanks & Happy New Year!

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  35. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog

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  36. Nice reading about you.

    Thanks. for visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.

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  37. Ah, I also remember one of the first ‘word computer games’ “Adventure” I got pretty high up, I had such elaborate maps…that was before engagement, marriage, children….

    Thanks for your visit.

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  38. Hi, Sharechair!

    This is just to let you know that I have nominated you for the Shine On award. If you would like to participate and display this award, the information and the badge can be found here:
    http://marciameara.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/another-early-birthday-present/#more-2424

    I hope you will enjoy taking part, and congratulations on a great blog!
    Marcia

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  39. Congratulations ~ I’ve nominated you for the WP Family Award! Please stop by to pick up your award ~ Hugs to you! http://misifusa.wordpress.com/2013/04/20/a-la-familia-wp-family-awards/

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  40. shelagh1

     /  July 30, 2013

    I too am an iPad user – but I probably don’t use it to its full capacity – will follow and learn from you … Thank you :)
    Shelagh

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    • Welcome! The blog is a little slow right now, but there will be a new operating system released this fall, and I plan to help us all learn the new features, then. In the meantime, just look back by tapping the category “iPad” or looking through the “how to’s” up on the top of the blog. So glad you have joined us. :)

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  41. Can you imagine how I feel with my iPad when there was a time I was very excited when the
    hand held calculators became popular! Of course I wasn’t as addicted to the calculator as
    I am to my iPad. I’m a gadget person and this is the greatest ” gadget” that was ever invented.

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    • Yes, Charlie! I’m right there with you. I remember traveling to a large dept store just to SEE the new calculators with those bright lit-up numbers!! There was a crowd gathered around it, but I wiggled my way in. I just HAD to see it. I’m a gadget person, too, and I share your enthusiasm for the iPad. It continues to ‘wow’ me every single day. :)

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  42. Oh I so need a blog like yours…. Just, sort of, think I have nearly caught up with IT then, BAM, something new arrives…. Try to resist buying for a while then just give in. Another learning curve looming. “They” do say all this learning keeps our old folks brain from self destructing. So bring it on…. 8)

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    • Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here! I’m writing this blog for all of us “of a certain age” so that we can stay afloat with all this new technology. I really do believe that it can challenge us and enhance our lives. So, jump in! We’ll have fun! :)

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  43. I think you already know how much I love your blog! And I was addicted to Pong.. :D I have your post about how to do smileys saved on my favorites list and I hit it at least once a day! This is the first time I checked out your “About” and it is so nice to see the person behind this oh so helpful blog! Thank you!

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    • So happy to meet you!! I’m a little shy, but I knew I needed an “about me” page. Now I’m glad I included it. And I’m so delighted that you enjoy my blog. Thank you, muchly! :)

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