I know a few. But there aren’t many people around me who haven’t embraced all things with the internet, smartphones, or social media.
My buddy Scott is the only person I know who isn’t on Facebook. And I’m jealous. I only went on Facebook because that’s what our business wanted. Since this is a digital business, I understand. And that’s how I keep track of the birthdays I announce on the air.
My mother uses the Internet. But barely. My niece configured her laptop with a shortcut that mom uses to do her three hours of Bible study every morning. But mom doesn’t shop online.
Then there is my mother-in-law. She will absolutely never participate in the “greatest waste of time I’ve ever heard of” even if you pay her a million dollars. So it’s no surprise that she doesn’t own a smartphone either. And when I told her those old phones wouldn’t work soon, she said, “Then I’ll start writing letters again.”
Good for her.
The only internet problem I keep having is being asked to sign in to a Google account. And I won’t because I don’t have a Google account. And if computers really listen to what we say, then they should know not to bother me with this login screen.
So if a restaurant, car dealership, or grocery store wants feedback on my shopping experience with them, they can’t force me to log in to Google.
Sincerely, everyone who didn’t grow up with computers in our lives.