Learn…

But how? 

I feel that there is going to be a gap in simple tech. My aunt who is over 86 still uses her flip phone to take calls and make calls. We all know that smartphones are easier. Yet with her frail fingers, she touches the wrong buttons and launches the wrong app. Even with a simple setup, it is very frustrating. But she would love to be able to Facetime and call us. One cannot come without the other. This tech is also something that my dad uses. He is 76 and has embraced this technology and will continue to use it. But these are simple things that one can learn. 

Falling behind. 

It seems that people who were interested in the tech and embraced it followed it. The ones that were squeamish and hesitant are falling behind. Surprisingly even some of my very successful friends never type their emails.  

Someone types it up and sends it to them, they approve it and copy-paste it. Even in Whatsapp conversations, they have someone type it all up and they only copy-paste the info. 

This one person I know would never be able to post a single thing on Instagram. Yet they run a multi-million dollar business. They have people to do it. However, they couldn’t order food on Uber if their life depended on it.  

This disconnect. 

There seems to be a fear of tech in many ways. Posting on Facebook is easy. Posting a reel with all the proper music and hashtags is a bit harder.  

Our team manages and set up 3 off-road adventure guides with their Instagram accounts in Bali. However, these were for locals with little education but a willingness to work. All they want to do is drive the clients around and go to work. They don’t want to deal with social media. Get up at 4 am, greet the guests, work until 2-3 pm and go fishing, smoke and hang out. Booking guests and all is not their forte but part of their business. 

It is interesting that two separate groups of people. One being foreigners and the others being local Balinese end up at the same conclusion. Maybe tech is too much… Maybe we should go back to the day of fax machines. Maybe not, but it seems that the more advanced we get the busier our lives are and that is possibly the takeaway from here. 

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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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