Why Fi?

February 1, 2011

Gadget, Journal, Uncategorized

Lloyd and I were grocery shopping at Wal*Mart on Sunday and I was looking at this wi-fi sd card. I’ve been interested in them, but I had questions. I carefully turned the box around on its locked hanger-thing to read the back, when Lloyd came over and just twisted the box – snapping it off the hanger – so he could read it.

I was angry at his lack of rule following, so I bought the thing out of spite. Good-bye, forty dollars that I might have spent on something else.

I’m not sure how I feel about the chip. It works well – you take a picture and BAM! It’s on your computer. The downside is that it uses the internet to get it there. I don’t have mine programmed to go to any social/photo websites, but it still travels out to somewhere before it gets to my computer.

That is not entirely great.

The installation directions said ‘take a photo of yourself and it will appear on the screen!’ Well, the first picture I took of myself was most unflattering, and now it’s out there in cyber-space. Plus, I tend to take dozens of pictures of nothing around this place, and that’s just wasting cyberspace, isn’t it?

I just don’t know. Keep the chip or try and sell it on eBay? (Pause for deep belly laughter, since that has gone so well before.)

Side note: I still use the cracked camera for school photos, and after I was done being in the classroom I was downstairs loading photos to our website. (I take the xd card out and put it in the laptop.) I also happened to be eating the day’s snack – Cheez Its. An xd card is very similar in size to a Cheez It. Do you know what is possible to do with an xd card if you’re not paying attention?

(I stopped before it passed my lips.)

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “Why Fi?”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I’m not a big fan of automated thingamajigs, at least when it comes to internet content stuff. But I don’t mind my dishwasher, which automatically washes my dishes if I just press a button.

    It’s funny you should mention the permanence of the internet. Just last week I was telling one of my 9th grade classes to be careful about what they put out on the internet.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    What?!?!? So let me get this straight…you put that chip in your camera & all the pictures you take automatically go on your computer? So if you take pictures at school, when you get home they’re already on your computer…you don’t have to do anything? It’s like being a genie or something. If I had that thing I would cross my arms & blink in front of the computer before turning it on. (I like to pretend)


    • Lauren Said on:

      I haven’t tested the ‘take pictures somewhere else and bring them home’ option yet. I think the camera has to be turned on to transfer the photos, but maybe not? Sounds like a good excuse for me to take the good camera to school again! Hee hee!


  3. Kristi Said on:

    Isn’t technology great????


  4. Lauren's mom Said on:

    So…. if you had swallowed it with your Cheez-its, would you have gotten a picture of your stomach on the internet? 🙂


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