I understand that people can be resistant to change, but give me a break. I had used Google Reader for a long time and after 5 minutes of research and 5 minutes of setup – I changed to Feedly and THAT major life problem was solved,
Regarding Old Search, I was a bit more reluctant because I liked it and because I had not used New Search enough to actually allay my concerns with it. So I watched a short tutorial from Ancestry.com about search and read a few things and switched over. Took a little more time and “convincing” but it was done. And everything works just fine. Again another major life crisis was averted.
Now please compare those two insignificant life changes with those that my Great Aunt Ida Mae Williams Fageol faced during her 108 years here on earth. Born in 1884, she lived until 1992. She lived through some HUGE technological and other changes and events that impacted her life – some directly and some indirectly:
- Mass Electrification
- The Internet
She also survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake where she was displaced after her home was severely damaged. She had family members who served and fortunately survived World War I, World War II, and Vietnam.
Could Aunt Ida have handled the demise of Google Reader and Old Search? With her eyes closed and without breaking a sweat or increasing her heartbeat. And without complaint.