Wednesday, March 2, 2016
IT’S A LEARNING CURVE - AN ADJUSTMENT TO A TIME WARP
Kids today are born with a special DNA strand for technology usage.
People of my generation – somewhere between World War II and Vietnam (note: here in the U.S. we can always distinguish time periods as between wars) – have had to make the transition to technology from an era when black and white television was the new innovation.
This week I was trying unsuccessfully to down load a clip from YouTube to my blog. That same day I noticed that SQUATLO was displaying the clip (John Oliver’s roast of Trump) on his site. I left him a comment asking how he had managed and he answered that he embedded by copying the HTML.
Now most men my ages understand the web to be a marvelous invention that allows you to access porn without an eight millimeter projector – and if you are old enough you will know what I am talking about.
However, something called HTML is a total mystery.
But the WEB is a marvelous place and recently I have discovered that anything I need to know can be found on YouTube. So off I go to YouTube and ask how I can embed video in a blog using HTML – and the first one up gave the answer.
In case there is anyone out there besides me that doesn’t know how: you find your clip on YouTube; you right click and select - copy HTML; you go back to your blog post and select paste. That's it!
Technology is wonderful: now all I have to do is go to YouTube and find out how to text with my new cell phone.
It is all a learning curve - an adjustment to a Time Warp.