“The computer swallowed Grandpa!” Do you see yourself in this humorous poem?

by | Apr 28, 2013

It’s a good day for a little humor!  I have found so often among my boomer friends who invented the computer, including the age of the Internet, to be somewhat adverse to the threat of social media or anything related to using the computer.  But when they finally decide that giving up technology in retirement is pretty lonely and disastrous they mostly jump on board with lots of enthusiasm.  You really can’t reinvent yourself in retirement without staying on top of all the technology you invented and made tons of money doing so along the way.  Some retire early but discover all too soon that life can be pretty boring and less than engaging when you retire your technology savvy at the same time.  We seniors need the stimulation and the challenge of a transformed life well into retirement years.  Your dreams of a rewarding and fulfilling life volunteering your leadership qualities and skill sets to the community will be dashed if you don’t have a laptop and smart phone.  All the extra pocket change that could be earned in retirement will not be possible unless you stay on top of the technology world and your own computer skills.  All the travel benefits and plans for new adventures and romance down the tube without a fine tuned technology profile.  If you are a single senior you can’t even get a date without a smart phone or laptop.  So, make your family proud, especially your grandchildren, and buy a smart phone along with a tablet or laptop computer.  Don’t leave home without these invaluable gadgets…  Rejoin the technology revolution you started!

Steve Sparks
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story

Senior Citizens: Overcoming Aversion to Computer and Gadget Usage?

Are “boomers” adverse to computers?  Click on this website after reading the following “poem of the year…”

computer swallowed Grandpa,

honestly it’s true!

pressed ‘control and ‘enter’

disappeared from view.

devoured him completely,

thought just makes me squirm.

must have caught a virus

been eaten by a worm.

searched through the recycle bin

files of every kind;

even used the Internet,

nothing did I find.

desperation, I asked Mr. Google

searches to refine.

reply from him was negative,

Not a
thing was found ‘online.’

So, if
inside your ‘Inbox,’

Grandpa you should see,

‘Copy, Scan’ and ‘Paste’ him,

send him back to me.

is a tribute to all the Grandmas & Grandpas, Nannas &
Pops, who have been fearless and learned to use the

are the greatest!!!

We do
not stop playing because we grow old;

grow old because we stop playing.

Be The First To Get Old!

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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