I envy the creative ways some people use technology. It's a talent I don't have. I grew up fearing technology or anything resembling it. "Don't touch it!" I can still hear my mother's nervous voice. "It will break." The "it" behind my mother's concern could be our ancient radio, the alarm clock, the tape recorder I got for my thirteenth birthday, or even the TV remote control. My mother was convinced that changing the channels often is not good for the TV. And this was in the pre-satellite era when we had three channels to choose from.