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Supermum embraces technology that keeps her in touch

I HAVE always loved technology, but never more so than now.

The start of my Superman's overseas adventures meant we used every available opportunity to keep in touch.

Email, Facebook, Skype, text message and even a phone call got us through the first few days.

But now he is in the middle of nowhere, literally, doing an ultra marathon, there is minimal opportunity for contact.

Time difference and minimal online access have meant some delays in getting information through.

That is why I am ever so grateful to see the list of results posted online, where I can see Superman's name on the check-in list at the end of each stage.

How wonderful is the internet!

Yet when you think about it, it wasn't too long ago none of this would even have been possible.

Like most kids, my introduction to computers was all about the games.

I remember when I was in my early teens a friend of my parents had a Commodore 64 and we were amazed at the games we could play.

Then my family purchased our beloved Atari.

The basic block tennis was a hit, but then the amazement continued as we increased our game collection to include things like Berzerk and Dig Dug, and my all-time favourite, Space Invaders.

Yes, it was the '80s and technology still had a way to go.

Harry Bruce Supermum September 4, 2014
Harry Bruce Supermum September 4, 2014

Even at university, almost a decade later, studying computer programming of all things, like most of my fellow students, I had no home computer.

We headed to the computer lab to complete assignments and print assignments on old dot matrix printers.

It was many years later I purchased my first home computer, and even later my first laptop.

Now my home is littered with technology.

iPhones, iPads, laptops, desktop computers, tablets; you name it, I have it or want it.

So while my Superman sleeps on a piece of foam in a tent with a dozen others in the heat waiting for his turn to get a printed out message from me, I'll lie back in my nice soft bed in my temperature controlled room and hug my laptop.

Yes, I sure love technology.

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