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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Another Granny Blogs About Techno Granny

Found this ladies and gentlemen through my Google Alert on "Techno Granny"

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Never 2 Busy to Blog?
The higher powers in blogging say to never let more than 48 hours pass before posting another blog. But let’s look at that. Those powers clearly have already graduated college.
They no longer face end-of-semester papers, group projects and finals. They don’t remember the sweat, the panic, the stress – and that’s just from trying to contact the prof. In desperation, you might write an abbreviated missive of fear: “Finding that research methods are not 'library versus Internet,' but something more. Please advise. Stat!” And the prof will write back, “This is graduate school. You tell me. And don’t worry. You’re doing fine.”

Yes, the rest of us – those not alumni blogosphere rule-makers – still in school spend November and December gambling that we might just pull it off, if we can forget work, families, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and that Thanksgiving dinner for 30 we need to toss together.
Luckily, though, Boomers have an ace up their collective sleeves: We excel at delegation -- or the art of spreading the fun.

For example, I could ramble on here, or I could tell you to check out these really cool audio downloads from Techno Granny, whose show connects technology with seniors. Find her at and click on the show that covers your tech question.
Not that you need it. If you are reading this, then count yourself more savvy than my Microsoft Office 2003 program. You already know what a blog is and gauging from the red squiggly lines under the word, Microsoft doesn’t.
Well, for crying out loud. Originally, I named this blog Boomer U, which seemed rather clever at the time. But it’s taken. As if any contortion of the word “Boomer” isn’t. And so in the interest of academic honesty, not to mention not having time for copyright or trademark lawsuits, the name of this blog is Boomer2School.

About Anne

Anne Kerven is a graduate student, pursuing a Master in Family and Consumer Sciences/Gerontology through Iowa State University. She is a veteran of bricks-and-mortar and online courses. For now, her courses are all online. She is a married mom of three and grandma of two, with a background in business magazines.

You can check out Anne's blog at:

Techno Granny's Comment to Anne Kerven's Blog

Joanne Quinn-Smith said...
Hey,great blog and congratulations on being a bustling boomer.

About changing the name, it could be worse. You could start a show called, "Techno Granny" to disover that there is another Techno Granny from Bulgaria or somewhere dancing to Techno music on U-tube! Rats!

Keep on blogging, there may be a book in here somewhere for you.By the way, if you are wondering how I found you--I have a Google Alert on Techno Granny, so I can find out what the "dancing" Techno Granny is up to.

Go Granny Go! That's a Beach Boys song, I believe from the late 50's, early 60's.

Continued prosperity and blessings,

Joanne Quinn-Smithaka "Techno Granny"

Also you can check out my blog at:

"Techno Granny" was already taken. LOL!
December 1, 2007 2:41 PM

1 comment:

Anne said...

Hi Techno Granny -- I see you are from Pittsburgh. My dad grew up there in the '30s and '40s, and I still have relatives in the area. My grandmother long ago had an old apartment near the Three Rivers area. I hear it's redeveloped and beautiful.

Good luck on your Pittsburgh multimedia venture, and keep making tech easier for seniors!