I am not sure how or when I became interested in using computers, but I guess it must have been a long time ago since nowadays I am constantly on anything that is electronic. My relationship with computers and technology is a bit complicated because I am not as tech savvy as my mother who works on the computers at her computer company. I do admit that it frustrates me with how the WiFi access keeps interrupting me constantly whenever I need to use the Internet, this is possibly from the way most people use the Internet almost every hour of the day.
My first experience with a computer must have been when I was a little girl and I used to play these CD-ROM games made by Disney Interactive. Throughout most of my childhood, the only activity that I usually did on a computer was playing online games since my idea of hearing the news and being entertained was watching the different channels on the TV. So in this case, I was the type of person who liked staring at a screen, but from a different source. As technologies started to upgrade, I began using computers mainly for writing papers for school. Over the years I have used any electronic devices with a screen for watching videos on YouTube or checking in on recent events on Yahoo. During my second year at UOP, I was able to get used to working with creative programs like iMovie and Adobe Photoshop. Today, I have been using my laptop mainly for both school purposes and entertainment reasons like watching movies on Netflix. I am even on my iPhone usually either playing Candy Crush or checking the times of the day.
This is somewhat similar to the two readings because I was not introduced to some of the very technical works with a computer and I have been depending on my electronic devices a lot for some time. The issues that Williams and the podcast matter because they focus on not only the digital humanities community, but also society as a whole, whether they are women or people with disabilities. I do agree with Williams on how teenagers are relying more on their mobile devices and that digital humanists should try to become more involved in developing ways that would include folks with disabilities to join in. It would help in bringing people together as a united society with common ambitions. This also connects to the podcast reading as it concludes that women do come back in being involved with computer studies, once they became determined to study it more closely.
Overall, I think technology is a bit confusing on how it works and what we can do with it, yet it should also be offered to others who would like to be involved with digital humanities. It is also worth noting that the digital humanities community must consider the possibilities of expanding their works that would help support not only themselves in their studies, but also their society in bringing them together.