Amazing New E-World A Pleasure To Be In

Western Ag Vignettes

I am an elder of the e-generation, because I was part of the transition years.

Published on: May 28, 2013

All the while, the thing called "Internet" was slowly creeping into our e-evolution. At first, it was almost laughable in its ridiculous benefits. Even the newspaper I worked for tried to launch one of the early Internet publishing efforts, only to fail along with hundreds of others.

The Internet laugh got louder.

We had not seen…

Suddenly, overnight, out of the e-blue, there was the burgeoning power of the 'net, rising to give us a new view of the globe, and shrinking it in the while.

Now, we could see everything.

Everything!

Sometimes, remembering the trials and tribulations my transitory generation experienced between scanner copy and the laptop, I wonder if the youngsters weaned on the Internet and friendly computers of our new age should not declare a holiday to those of us who went through the changes to bring them this new life.

They owe us, for sure, but I doubt that my generation will ever be declared noble veterans of the electronic revolution.

But we should be.

While I sit here bruised and lacerated from the pains of bringing the computer and Internet to age, but am so very happy we did it. When I write a story, I can go quickly to the Internet for a brief on many of the subjects I write about, which provides instant background information.

Before, I depended far more on the phone, only to have to wait for return calls to answer some of these basic questions.

So, yes, I am proud of what we have done as pioneers of the e-world, for the Internet and digital cameras have rocked my world with wonders.

And, sometimes I think: I haven't seen anything yet.