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Our studio camera is great! The quality is outstanding, and it can even record 4k video should we want to. When setting it up I popped in an SD memory Card I had kept for a while in a drawer.

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Vinyl records were once at the height of technology for listening to music at home. Later CDs took over, and now digital music is streamed to us in better quality than those discs we used to play on record players.

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Being able to tell the time is a benchmark in our family. As each of our children has learned to tell the time, on an analogue clock, they get their first wrist watch - and a special trip with Dad to go pick out their very first wristwatch. Knowing what time it is, at any point in the day, can be incredibly useful - so we’re not late for work (I’ve been there), or collecting the children from school (I’ve done that), or being in the house so a parcel can be delivered – even if you know that that 0800 to 1300 window of time you’ve been promised simply isn’t going to happen (I’ve popped out and missed it expecting them to fail to deliver when they said they would). Every year we mark time by celebrating birthdays, and Easter and Christmas, or an Anniversary. And time marks occasions - reading the time helps us not miss out on those occasions! Well, mostly, anyway. Admittedly I’ve been late taking medication, despite having two alarms, that go off twice a day to remind to me to make my medication at the right time! Knowing the time is great. Being able to tell the time is even better. But it only helps if we do what we’re supposed, at the appropriate time.

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Instructions manuals – they tell us so much, about so many things. Most of which, of course, we ignore because, well, we don’t need those functions. Until we do. Then we wonder where the manual went, or spend endless amounts of time finding out which set of numbers is the model number, so we can find a manual online. Only to find that still isn’t the model number, until we find the actual appliance we have, realise our model number was correct, so why did the website not know about the very thing we’re starting at, right now!!!!!!!!!!!!

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"Do not be anxious............." That moment when you question what you just did was one I had today; one of those oops moments which makes you want to scream out loud as sweat pours from your brow and you feel yourself tensing up. I see myself as fairly ok with technology. After all, as a family, we produce regular, weekly and seasonal broadcasts which we create, edit, film and publish all by ourselves. I'm not a computer genius...just somebody who has learned to utilise technology for a wide array of projects. I've built and managed websites for a business we ran, and have been paid to do so by others; I've managed social media accounts and campaigns for charities in different cities and created interactive newsletters for professionals; I've upgraded hardware in the computers we use - since we can't afford to buy brand new, this is just something you learn to do. So I don't see myself as somebody who panics when a computer won't turn on.