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Old 01-21-2016, 09:56 AM
 
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I believe one day technology will wipe out all intelligent life on this planet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V2KvY-G0jY

Isaac Asmov's short story "A feeling of Power" was written in 1958 (before youtube), and tells of a man who reconnects with the techniques of doing multiplication without a machine.
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Old 01-21-2016, 10:08 AM
 
Location: rural south west UK
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Isaac Asmov's short story "A feeling of Power" was written in 1958 (before youtube), and tells of a man who reconnects with the techniques of doing multiplication without a machine.
I learnt that in junior school back in the 50s, stayed with me my entire life.
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Old 01-21-2016, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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You technophiles can laugh at the OP all you want.
I tend to agree with him.
My cell phone makes and receives phone calls, period. Oh, yes, it has a camera, and it will text, and it accepts voice mail. Those features are seldom used.
I have an e-book that has some 248 books on it. It is nice, but it really contributes little to my quality of life.
I have a tablet that my son gave me. It is also an e-reader. I have no idea what else it does, and I'm not greatly interested in finding out.
I am an Amateur Radio operator. I have no idea what the capabilities of my radios are. I use them for basic communications. All the rest of the gimmicks that the manufacturer built in are so much useless junk, and contribute nothing to my enjoyment of the hobby. Actually, my favorite transceiver is the Yaesu FT-101ZD. Yes, tuning the transmitter takes a couple of minutes, but once it is tuned it does exactly the same thing the $1000 transceiver sitting beside it does, without all the unused bells and whistles that the modern one has!
IMO, we have allowed technology to run away with us!
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Old 01-21-2016, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Oh, yes, it has a camera, and it will text, and it accepts voice mail. Those features are seldom used.
I can't see how in the world you can say texts and cameras are seldom used on cell phones. These are two of the biggest reasons people own cell phones. Using the internet in general would be tops as well. The features may be seldom used by you but billions are using them daily.
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Old 01-21-2016, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Keller, TX
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Oh, yes, it has a camera, and it will text... Those features are seldom used.
Some people I know use the camera and texting 4/5ths of the time they're touching their handheld computers. For some people, making or taking phone calls is fairly rare.
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Old 01-21-2016, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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You technophiles can laugh at the OP all you want.
I tend to agree with him.
My cell phone makes and receives phone calls, period. Oh, yes, it has a camera, and it will text, and it accepts voice mail. Those features are seldom used.
I have an e-book that has some 248 books on it. It is nice, but it really contributes little to my quality of life.
I have a tablet that my son gave me. It is also an e-reader. I have no idea what else it does, and I'm not greatly interested in finding out.
I am an Amateur Radio operator. I have no idea what the capabilities of my radios are. I use them for basic communications. All the rest of the gimmicks that the manufacturer built in are so much useless junk, and contribute nothing to my enjoyment of the hobby. Actually, my favorite transceiver is the Yaesu FT-101ZD. Yes, tuning the transmitter takes a couple of minutes, but once it is tuned it does exactly the same thing the $1000 transceiver sitting beside it does, without all the unused bells and whistles that the modern one has!
IMO, we have allowed technology to run away with us!
Funny. I use my iPhone for basic communication and it fits in my pocket!

When I travel, I no longer bring the following items: laptop, books, GPS or maps, flashlight, camera. Don't need to as my phone does all of that, and more! To call 70% of North Americans Technophiles, because we own and use the features of our smartphones is incorrect. To bad you have no interest in finding out what your tablet can do. Basically it will replace your desktop computer. You can even post on C-D with it!

And for your information, I am 66.
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Old 01-21-2016, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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I can't see how in the world you can say texts and cameras are seldom used on cell phones. These are two of the biggest reasons people own cell phones. Using the internet in general would be tops as well. The features may be seldom used by you but billions are using them daily.
FOR ME, they are rarely used.
My post was not, in any way, intended to tell anyone else what to do, or a description of what others may or may not do. It was merely a description of what I do, no more, no less.
If you read more than that into what I wrote, it is YOUR problem, not mine!
In case anyone cares, I am 74.
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Old 01-21-2016, 06:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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You technophiles can laugh at the OP all you want.
I tend to agree with him.
My cell phone makes and receives phone calls, period. Oh, yes, it has a camera, and it will text, and it accepts voice mail. Those features are seldom used.
I have an e-book that has some 248 books on it. It is nice, but it really contributes little to my quality of life.
I have a tablet that my son gave me. It is also an e-reader. I have no idea what else it does, and I'm not greatly interested in finding out.
I am an Amateur Radio operator. I have no idea what the capabilities of my radios are. I use them for basic communications. All the rest of the gimmicks that the manufacturer built in are so much useless junk, and contribute nothing to my enjoyment of the hobby. Actually, my favorite transceiver is the Yaesu FT-101ZD. Yes, tuning the transmitter takes a couple of minutes, but once it is tuned it does exactly the same thing the $1000 transceiver sitting beside it does, without all the unused bells and whistles that the modern one has!
IMO, we have allowed technology to run away with us!
There are people like OP and you.... and there is the rest of us who enjoy all the bells and whistles.
You are simply not interested, and not curious. You are quick to judge, fear and even hate the unknown.
We are OK with that
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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There are people like OP and you.... and there is the rest of us who enjoy all the bells and whistles.
You are simply not interested, and not curious. You are quick to judge, fear and even hate the unknown.
We are OK with that
WOW!!!
The armchair Dr. Phil has spoken!
"judge, fear, and hate"
Oh, thank you, thank you!
I didn't know I was so extremely messed up.
You made that diagnosis just from a couple of posts on an internet forum!
Oh, well done, ma'am.
Even the real Dr. Phil couldn't have done better!

Now, if you could just STOP "reading between the lines" you would be much better off, and possibly a better Moderator!
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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When I post as a Moderator - I post in red
Otherwise I am just a regular member like everyone else. But I agree... It came out a bit too harsh...
My apologies! It was unintended and tongue in cheek... (a whimsical exaggeration)
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