• Changes In Technology

    From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to All on Friday, September 04, 2020 00:05:48
    For those who have friends who are not on Facebook and/or Twitter...and wondering if they should join either one or both...this should answer
    their question.

    Those of us in our 50's or older can surely relate to this!! We don't need
    any more gadgets!! The TV remote and garage door remote are about all we
    can handle!!


    When I bought my Blackberry, I thought about the 30 year business I ran
    with 1800 employees...all without a cellphone that plays music, takes
    videos, pictures, and communicates with Facebook and Twitter. I signed up
    under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my 7 kids, their spouses, my 13 grandkids, and 2 great-grandkids could communicate with me in the modern
    way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter, for a
    "tweet" under 150 characters.

    My phone was beeping every 3 minutes with the details everything except
    the bowel movements of the entire next generation. I am not ready to live
    like this. I keep my cellphone in the garage in my golf bag.

    The kids bought me a GPS for my last birthday, because they say I get lost every now and then, going over to the grocery store or library. I keep
    that in a box with the Blue Tooth (it's red) phone, I'm supposed to use
    when I drive. I wore it once, and was standing in line at Barnes and Noble, talking to my wife, and everyone in the nearest 50 yards was glaring at me.
    I had to take my hearing aid out to use it, and I got a little loud.

    The GPS looked really smart on my dash board, but the lady inside that
    gadget was the most annoying, rudest person I had run into in a long time. Every 10 minutes, she would say "Re-calc-u-lating". You would think that
    she could be nicer. It was like she could barely tolerate me. She would
    let go with a deep sigh, and then tell me to make a U-turn at the next
    light. Then, if I made a right turn instead....well, it was not a good relationship.

    When I get really lost now, I call my wife, and tell her the name of the
    cross streets, and while she is starting to develop the same tone as
    "Gypsy", the GPS lady, at least she loves me.

    To be perfectly frank, I'm still trying to learn how to use the cordless
    phones in our house. We have had them for 4 years, but I still haven't
    figured out how I lose 3 phones all at once, and have to run around
    digging under chair cushions, checking bathrooms, and the dirty laundry baskets, when the phone rings.

    The world is getting too complex for me. They even mess up every time I go
    to the grocery store. You would think they could settle on something themselves, but this sudden "Paper Or Plastic?" every time I check out,
    just knocks me for a loop. I bought some of those cloth reuseable bags to
    avoid looking confused, but I never remember to take them with me.

    Now, I toss it back to them. When they ask me "Paper Or Plastic?", I just
    say "Doesn't matter to me...I'm bi-sacksual". Then, it's their turn to
    stare at me with a blank look. I was recently asked if I tweet...I
    answered "No, but I do fart a lot".
    --- SBBSecho 3.11-Win32
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