Tech Shy Teacher Struggles With Keeping Her Gadgets Up To Date

Unlike some people, i.e. Frank Radice, I am one who is slow to embrace new technology. I admit it, my name is Antonietta Pace and I’m a tech shy teacher.

I know, it may seem strange for a teacher to be tech shy and too stubbornly set in her ways at times to learn something new. Perhaps it is because I was born a stubborn Taurus. As a result of this apprehension, I usually purchase a new gadget about 3 weeks before the new model is announced to hit shelves! And I pay the price dearly.

Case in point, I got a new iPhone 3G in May 2009, 3 weeks before the 3GS came out.  So, of course, I convince the Apple store to give me the new one, before realizing I haven’t backed up my phone properly and lose EVERYTHING!  I’m actually forced to get the iPhone 4 now, a few months before the iPhone 5 comes out because my poor 3GS has suffered its final drop on the floor… and before I backed it up all the way!

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Self-portrait by Antonietta Pace via the front-facing camera on the iPhone 4

That’s okay. I have my iPad to keep me company until then, which I got in February 2011, 3 weeks before the iPad 2 came out! I guess this goes to show that I’m not visiting MethodShop nearly enough! Well, anyway, Happy 15th Birthday to everyone at!


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Giacinta (Gia) Pace is a digital journalist who makes her home in New York City. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and was brought up on Long Island in a small town called Mastic. Giacinta is a graduate of Hofstra University where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Cum Laude with High Honors. She currently works for NBC News where every day is a new and exciting adventure. Giacinta has been published in several magazines and websites including Bibi Magazine &,,,,, Q, Filmfare, Back Stage and The History Channel Magazine. Giacinta has written numerous pieces for's charity section, "Giving," and produces the weekly web page "Cause Celeb" on's Newsvine. In addition, she occasionally contributes video spots to NBC Mobile's News 2 GO as well as photos from red carpet and other events to NBCU Photo Bank. Giacinta also regularly posts photo essays to The Today Show's allDAY Blog.