Wednesday, April 4, 2012

D is for Digital

I consider myself a "Digital Native" being born about the same time that digital technology was introduced and having grown up interacting with a variety of technological devices.  Electric typewriters, word processors, Atari, Commodore, and Tandy just to mention a few.  I am fluent on a PC, as well as a MAC; I own an Android device (Galaxy Nexus) as well as one with the iOS interface (iPad); and have owned three different generations of Kindle.  I typically hover somewhere between being an "early adopter" and the "early majority."

Even though I am Digitally adept, I still find that I have to occasionally get help from my teenage boys!!  However, I love it when I can share something with them that they did not know (rare as that is)!

I mentioned in an earlier post that I recently graduated with a degree in library and information science with an emphasis in courses related to the "Digital World" we live in - courses included Digital Libraries, Digital Video for Library and Information Science, Information Architecture, Visualization of Knowledge, as well as Web Design and Management.  So therefore, I decided to rewrite Madonna's "Material Girl" lyrics:

Some sites educate me, some sites inform me
I think they're O.K.
If they don't give the proper credit
I’ll just walk away

They can beg and they can plead
But if they can't prove it’s true, they’ll be blue
'Cause the site with the right source
Is always Mister Right

'Cause we are  living in a digital world
And I am a library girl
You know that we are living in a digital world
And I am a library girl

Some sites teach, some sites preach
That's all right with me
But if they can't raise my interest
Then I have to let them be

Some sites try and some sites lie
But I don't let them have their way
Only sites who know their stuff
Make my rainy day
Sites may come and sites may go
And that's all right, you see
Experience has made me smart
And one day maybe they’ll hire me


What do you think?


  1. classic, I'm singing it right now.

  2. My kids definitely help me more than I can help them with technology. I live on my computer but don't even know how to turn on our TV these days with the 8 different remotes, LOL!