Old Dog - New Tricks
I like to jostle young people's minds by letting them know that "When I was a in High School" .... I used a 'slide-rule' instead of a pocket calculator AND I actually started programing computers. Yes, old man me, started programing in the Jurassic age of punch cards. Trays and trays of cards with holes punched in them ... thousands of cards .... just to create ONE high level algebraic calculation. That was at the tender time of the early 70's.
So, fast forward to the new millennium. I created about 4 or 5 different websites for myself fledgling business using Microsoft Publisher. OK all you geeks ... quit giggling. I knew the program well (now days I guess I am supposed to say "App" instead of program). But, as there was no such thing as "ecommerce", they worked OK. But, in the past few years I just knew I had to leap into the wading pool of online stores. Time to put on my swimming trunks, hold my breath, and dive head first.
As a small business man it was tough to talk to web designers and hear them quote $100 per hour. Holy Key-Punchers! I'd have to work half a day to pay them for a single hour! Makes me wish I had not stayed with programming after high school. So, being the frugal curmudgeon I am, I dug around until I found this web builder. Because of my knowledge of various publication software, Adobe and others, I made the transition from "Punch-Card Programmer" to Online business man without destroying my lap-top, my self esteem and a string of colorful curse words that would float in the atmosphere like 1960's smog.
This is one "Old-Dog" that has learned a new trick!
Stay toned to my blog. I promise in the future you'll be learning more about historical bindings than you will about old dog tricks.
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Never taking myself too seriously, I am always fascinated by history. Be it my own craft or that of our forefathers. My life goal is to replicate what they knew.
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