Kids and Tech and Word Camp

Technology so simple even a toddler can use it!

Technology so simple even a toddler can use it!

My kids have been using iPads and iPhones almost since before they could walk.  They started using laptops before they were 5.  It is amazing to think when I was a kid there was no such thing as a cell phone, or a personal computer (yeah, if you see Moses, he owes me money!).  My kids can get on my laptop and switch settings before I can blink.  And it can take me a half hour to figure out what they did and how to fix it back.

The internet and computers have come so far in such a short amount of time.  I can only imagine what my children will be able to do when they are grown.  But where will they get the knowledge?  How will they learn?

They are girls.  Many people think girls and tech do not mix.  Mind you, not anyone I personally know.  And most of the tech people I do personally know are all about gender not mattering, what matters is what you can contribute.  So I think it is safe to say, with both parents heavily involved in various different tech communities, that our girls will have a marvelous foundation of knowledge.

I am currently at a conference called Word Camp, in Charleston, SC.  It is all about the Word Press platform and what you can do with it.  I am loving seeing all the women at the conference.  I am loving even more how it’s not a big deal.  I am hoping it is even more of a not big deal when my kids are grown.

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