You don't have to become an expert. Texting is just today's typing with the added bonus of an immediate conversation on the other end. I still talk to people, too -- it has not made me a hermit. I have Facebook accounts -- that's a conversation with pictures, humor and more gossip than a party line.And I'm old enough to use it wisely and sift out the worthless pieces. We have multiple computers in the house -- shopping, printing pictures, learning, reading, communicating, giving access to music libraries. This is multitasking heaven right under your own roof. How can you resist? And if you're having difficulty figuring out that new piece of equipment -- ask for help. Even if you have to look at directions written on a piece of paper every time -- so what? Wisdom is letting go of pride and embracing whatever adaptation is needed for your phase of life.
My point is this -- never stop changing. Venture into what is new and then use what pleases you. Don't set up an immovable barrier that keeps you in the past. The next generations are moving towards the future on a wave of technology. I'm going to jump on part of that wave. I'm going to text, blog, email, tweet and Facebook. Because I may be getting older, but I've still got a lot of worthwhile things to say!