Here’s something to read,” I said while handing my twenty-something daughter the Business Section of Sunday’s Los Angeles Times.
What a chance I was taking. But I had technology on my side, as the article I was promoting and this opportunity to read the old-time newspaper was about “Mind Craft,” a video game I knew she loved.
“Here, read this,” I said again and then chanced to ask, “Do you ever just read something, anymore?”
“Yes. Yes, Yes, I do but I don’t really need to because I always go on Facebook,” was her twenty-something answer.
We’d gone to Urgent Care at Kaiser where she packed up a laptop, a tablet, a Nintendo DS and a cellphone for the long wait.
I took my Sunday Times.
But there at the pharmacy, waiting for her prescription to be filled, I grabbed the opportunity. I went for it.
Yup, that’s her in the photo with an actual newspaper in hand – the Business Section – but with the laptop close by.
My daughter, Brandi, read the article but was annoyed because she said, “The writer just spends too much of my time getting to the point.”
She explained a few things to me about Mind Craft. I listened intently as there’s a lot to learn from this tech generation.
What did she learn?
There’s a new story mode for the game, but the article, she said, failed to describe the plot.
Anyway, I played hi-tech, got out my cellphone and knew how to snap a picture of this historical occasion.