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Do you embrace modern technology, or remain rather old school? at least to some extent?

 
 
Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 02:21 am
Do you embrace all new technologies? Or still remain relatively old school in your ways? whatever they may be
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 03:33 am
Why is it necessary to embrace them? Can't we just shake hands?

I own a portable phone, but it's a dumb phone. I couldn't even tell you where it is right now. We have a land line if i really need to make a phone call. I also own a tablet, but The Girl uses that--i also don't know where that is at the moment. Obviously there is some "modern" technology which i employ. My most common form of entertainment is to read a book. You know, made out of paper, you have to turn the pages by hand . . .
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 03:47 am
Samsung Galaxy S tablet for the news, Samsung Note 4 phablet phone because sometimes I want to go light, and a gaming rig desktop at home...that said, electrodomestics, freezer, owen, and all the other kitchen and house jazz is old because it lasts a lifetime...I hate stuff that doesn't last. Books in old fashion paper keep as good as ever plus they smell nice !
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 07:35 am
@Gregory81,
If I could afford it (and since I can't), I would be far more techventerous (pending TM).
engineer
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 07:54 am
@Gregory81,
I think there is a middle ground between "embrace all new technologies" and "old school". I generally let someone else work out the kinks and then utilize advances that work for me.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 09:06 am
@Gregory81,
Gregory81 wrote:
Do you embrace all new technologies? Or still remain relatively old school in your ways? whatever they may be

I think that's the wrong way to frame it because technologies are means, not ends. Accordingly, I don't embrace can openers, I 'embrace' (if that is the word) eating whatever is in the can, and for that, I need the can to be open. Likewise, I don't embrace cars, I 'embrace' getting to my destination quickly and safely. And, of course, I don't embrace smartphones, fitness watches, or tablets, I 'embrace' my life getting easier. In all these cases, I use technology to the extent that it serves my personal, nontechnical ends. But no more than that. To make technology an end in itself strikes me as silly.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 09:35 am
@tsarstepan,
I second Tsarstepan - I'd be more up to date if I could afford it. I am happy about the technology I do have at my place.
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 09:43 am
@ossobuco,
Being in synk with tech is not expensive...unless you are one of those iphone Mac ppl...but those are the opposite of tech savy. Also what Thomas said.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 10:04 am
@Fil Albuquerque,
You don't know my income level; don't lecture me about what is not expensive, son.
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 10:07 am
@ossobuco,
Yes mam. I spoke in relative terms not specifically about your case. I generalized as usual.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 12:51 pm
@Gregory81,
Everything is 85 times more complicated. A phone ust'ave one control, maybe 2. Today at least 25, tomorrow 125
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Real Music
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 06:35 pm
@Gregory81,
I am generally always about a decade behind technology. I am old school because I am more comfortable with old school. Trying to keep up with the advancement and rapid changing of technology I find to be stressful. I still buy, collect, and listen to CDs. I have never downloaded any music or movies ever. I have a laptop PC. I still watch movies on my DVD player. I still like taking photographs and developing those photos on actual paper. I still like framing and displaying photos on my wall or coffee table. I still like putting family photos inside a real photo album. Although, I do plan on purchasing my first smart phone in the near future, I currently use a flip-up phone. I have never signed up or used any of the social media sites. That includes twitter, facebook, myspace, snapchat, Instagram, or the next big thing.

I enjoy being around people in the real world. I like face to face interactions. I love having actual verbal telephone conversations. I only text when I have no choice. As a general rule of mine, I don't text. I find texting to be too impersonal.

I do spend time on the internet from my laptop when and only when I am at home in my house. Yes I do like to shop on line. I use Ebay, Amazon, and other online shopping. I also do hotel, car rental, and Airline tickets online. I really love Pandora online radio. I do embrace technology in some ways, but I am old school in a whole lot of ways.

While brousing the internet on this topic, I came across this interesting link. Check out this link. You may find it interesting as well.

http://silverstreakonline.com/opinion/2014/02/11/technology-social-media-hinder-communication-skills/
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 17 May, 2016 11:44 am
@Thomas,
You may not but plenty do. There's loads of people who see their car as something other than a means of getting from A to B. Smartphones can be similarly aspirational. When I bought my last phone, (my old one had broken,) there was a young lad who wanted to change his phone because it wasn't the latest model. He was dressed in a shell suit and pushing a pram, and didn't sound like he understood all the features on his old phone, but he was desperate for the new one, mainly so he could show it off.
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selectmytutor
 
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Reply Tue 24 May, 2016 03:41 am
@Gregory81,
I don't think so, I just use both new and old. Some old technologies are better than new so I just go with older one and some I use new one also.
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