“He was dragged, kicking and screaming into the age of technology!” This is how my children describe my progress in the electronic business and “social” world – when asked (and sometimes when they’re not) they paint this picture of a reluctant, stuck-in-the-mud traditionalist, battling to overcome the vagaries of what the world has descended into.

Well that’s not strictly true. In terms of how fast technology is presently racing ahead I might take a few more days to grasp concepts and applications on an Android handset than a fourteen year old might, but I HAVE always been at the forefront of cutting edge technology – just at a more sedate pace!

I was the ONLY teacher in the town to own a pocket calculator back in 1974. I proudly bore my purchase (R9,99 from GAME in Durban) back to the rural town of Gatooma and while my colleagues manually…

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