Vagaries of World Wide Web entangle a baby boomer who loves technology


BECAUSE I'M A BABY boomer, I have always considered myself technologically head and shoulders above my parents' generation.

I eagerly learned how to manipulate complex transactions at my bank's automated teller machine way back when they were the newest advance in banking.

I can trace the time line of my life by the introduction of new technologies that have become household standards.

Until I tried to get online, that is.

I've only ventured onto the great World Wide Web a few times. My youngest tried to introduce me to message boards, chat rooms and the like. Not my cup of tea at all.

I'm still trying to figure out Windows, browsers, search engines, cookies and my mouse before this century ends.

Businesses bull roast

The Pasadena Business Association will have its annual scholarship bull roast from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. March 6 at Kurtz's Beach, 2070 Kurtz Avenue.

Tickets are $25. Tables of 10 can be reserved.

Each May, the PBA awards scholarships to graduating seniors at Northeast and Chesapeake high schools.

Tickets may be purchased at Maher's Florist, Annapolis Bank & Trust, or at the group's regular meetings.

Information: Winnie Maher, 410-255-8181 or Susan Smink, 410-360-2252.

Music student holds recital

Mezzo-soprano Sarah Jester will present her junior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday at Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway.

Jester is studying music under the direction of Karen Soderberg at Frostburg State University. She graduated in 1996 from Chesapeake High School, where she performed with the Concert Choir, the Vocal Ensemble and the Jazz Choir.

A reception will follow her performance.

Information: 410-647-3090.

Christian teens dance

Pasadena Christian Teens are sponsoring a dance with a Super Bowl theme from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow at the Riviera Beach fire hall on Fort Smallwood Road.

Tickets are $5 with a limited number available at the door. Soft drinks are included in the cost. Pizza, nachos and baked goods will be for sale.

Christian dance and alternative music will be presented by two disc jockeys, InfraRed and Spheres End.

Information: 410-439-0344.

Fishing talk

The men's group of Grace Baptist Church, 17 Somerset Road in Riviera Beach, will play host to an evening with local outdoorsman Bill Burton at 7 p.m. Friday.

Burton will speak on "The Joys of Fishing" and share tips and techniques.

Admission is free, and the community is invited to attend.

Information: Barry Mager, 410-439-0344.

School holds first craft fair

Sunset Elementary School PTA has scheduled its spring craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6 at the school on Fort Smallwood Road. It is the first spring craft fair to be announced this year in Pasadena.

Spaces are $25. Tables are available upon request.

Information: 410-360-9411.

Pub Date: 1/22/99

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