Yesterday, I asked my twenty-two year old son what software I needed to record the guided visualizations I use in my Write YOUR Story workshops. He said I should download Audacity. It’s open source, which means it’s free, a price-point that always works for me. He assured me that it was very intuitive and I’d have no problem using it. I believed him. I just downloaded it this morning and now I’m staring at the window I’ll be using to begin my project. I am hoping there is a tutorial.
There was a time when I embraced new technology like Audacity. I could hardly wait to dig in and figure it out. At one point during my meandering career, I even beta tested video software, but that was at least 10 years ago, and I’m out of practice. I’d be okay if this was the only new software I needed to learn, but in the process of developing my website, I’m faced with learning the WordPress template I’ve chosen as well as learning: how to produce eBooks, record audio interviews with content experts, and record and upload videos of myself and others. I’m sure there’s more. In today’s technological world, there’s always something new, something better, something you just gotta have–like “Angry Birds” on your smartphone.
Now, there’s new technology I can understand!