Out with WS_FTP, In with Transmit
On my old Win7 laptop I installed the venerable FTP utility WS_FTP. Now that I’ve replaced the laptop with an iMac – iPad Air 2 – iPhone 6s set up, I needed a new FTP application. (Google Search Console required some gyrations to verify me as the “owner” of eldersatwork.com.)
I queried Google to see what was available and found Transmit 4, an OS X FTP utility. Although a few reviews called it “expensive” at $34, I wanted a native OS X application, not a clunky port of Microsoft-ness. Transmit 4 was easy to install, configure, and use.
Out with Old Tech, In with New Tech
For some elders the transition from WS_FTP to Transmit would be bad enough, without the additional background of moving from Windows to OS X. But I found the experience encouraging. Based on my prior experience with a similar tool, I was prepared to learn how to use a new tool. If we cling to old tools and methods while refusing to learn new ways, we’ll have to give step aside for others who are willing to learn.
You may not care about FTP at all, but keep learning at work or at play. Learning will change and refresh you.