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Old 03-30-2012, 06:15 PM
 
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You don't need trip tik, an atlas or paper maps- use your GPS.
Expensive, not everyone has one.

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Camera - use your cellphone.
Not everyone has a phone with a camera, and most cell phones don't compare to a good quality camera.

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Cd's??? Nope,use the cellphone or your ipod.
Only works if you can plug your device into the car and use the car speakers. Using the device's speakers (a) wears the battery down quickly, and (b) isn't going to produce as good quality sounds as the car speakers.

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To do list on paper????? Not anymore. Portable filecabinets - use dropbox.
*sigh* And for people who aren't leashed to their electronic devices, as you seem to be?

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Bring your laptop or tablet installed with skype and your tablet to see your family anywhere.
Decent quality tablets are pretty pricey, and you're assuming everyone has skype.

Also, batteries run down on electronic devices, which doesn't happen when your to do list is on paper. (Yes, I know you can buy car chargers. If you're as up on technology as you present yourself, you know that devices will still run down at inconvenient times.)

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Isn't it amazing?
That you think everyone has your desperate need to be on the "cutting edge" of technology? Yes, it is. I'm not a technophobe, heck, I've got most of the tech you describe (except for the ability to use the car speakers for my iphone--my car's about 5 years old, and no, I don't plan to replace anything just so I can pretend to be super sophisticated). I'm just also aware that not everyone is going to run out and buy the latest gizmo just to run around on the Internet yelling "check out what I'VE got!"

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I'm not a kid or a geek, but even at 55, I can manage all of this stuff.
No, I can tell that. No one but the most self-absorbed kid or geek would be making the assumptions you've made here.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:03 PM
 
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I know this is an old thread, but I happened to pull it up when searching for moving advice.

What amazes me is that this thread is less than 4years old and so much of the informuation is antiquated by technology.
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You don't need trip tik, an atlas or paper maps- use your GPS. Camera - use your cellphone. Cd's??? Nope,use the cellphone or your ipod. To do list on paper????? Not anymore. Portable filecabinets - use dropbox. Bring your laptop or tablet installed with skype and your tablet to see your family anywhere.

Isn't it amazing?

I'm not a kid or a geek, but even at 55, I can manage all of this stuff.
It is amazing. All of these changes happening in such a short time.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Greater Austin Area
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I'm glad I read this... I hadn't thought about how I would move my gun....
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