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Old 01-17-2016, 01:39 PM
 
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These damn computer geeks keep coming up with new, ever more complicated ones that I need to learn to use. STOP!!!!! It ain't broke, GEEK. Don't fix it. Nail their hands to the desk. Stop "improving" everything! Leave it be! It's fine the way it is!


I am 56 years old and I wish I was back in the day of the typewriter. Then, they were not introducing "upgrades" every five milli seconds that I have to spend time out from doing what I do to learn. It's like some kind of perverted arms race.
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:27 PM
 
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Does anyone see the irony here?

No one is holding your feet to the fire to run out and get the latest greatest Samsung device. If it isn't for you, fine.
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:34 PM
 
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These damn computer geeks keep coming up with new, ever more complicated ones that I need to learn to use. STOP!!!!! It ain't broke, GEEK. Don't fix it. Nail their hands to the desk. Stop "improving" everything! Leave it be! It's fine the way it is!


I am 56 years old and I wish I was back in the day of the typewriter. Then, they were not introducing "upgrades" every five milli seconds that I have to spend time out from doing what I do to learn. It's like some kind of perverted arms race.
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70% in the US hold no degree at all. We are rapidly losing our place in the world as being on the forefront of innovation and discovery.

We did not even land in the top 30!

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The United States rounded out the bottom of the list in 39th place, with 16% STEM degrees in both 2002 and 2012.


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Old 01-17-2016, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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As far as smartphones, I ignore about 98% of the stuff my phone can do. However, as far as my business goes, technology has tripled or quadrupled my productivity. The digital photography, digital mapping, etc are things I could have only dreamed about when I was poring over the microfiche and paper maps 24 years ago. My advice is to just use what you need and ignore the rest.
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:46 PM
 
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At 68 i got tired of continually trying to keep up with new technological applications, my cell phone is no more along with my game systems,e readers etc.
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Old 01-17-2016, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I've noticed that over the years things like smartphones and computers have become easier to use. Back in the day you almost had to hire a tech to set up your new computer. Same with buying a new phone. Now you turn them on, go thru some pages and you are good to go!

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Old 01-17-2016, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Nothing stopping you from using a typewriter. It works just as well as it ever did.
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Someone just put me out of my misery if I ever get like this dude...

Remind of my grandfather who could never figure out how to program his VCR.

But please, OP. Stop learning new things. K? Cuz there's just no reason to do that, amirite?
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:03 PM
 
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These damn computer geeks keep coming up with new, ever more complicated ones that I need to learn to use. STOP!!!!! It ain't broke, GEEK. Don't fix it. Nail their hands to the desk. Stop "improving" everything! Leave it be! It's fine the way it is!


I am 56 years old and I wish I was back in the day of the typewriter. Then, they were not introducing "upgrades" every five milli seconds that I have to spend time out from doing what I do to learn. It's like some kind of perverted arms race.
And get off my lawn!

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Someone just put me out of my misery if I ever get like this dude...

Remind of my grandfather who could never figure out how to program his VCR.

But please, OP. Stop learning new things. K? Cuz there's just no reason to do that, amirite?
OMG, OP. Seriously?!? I'm only a few years younger than you and I LOVE the technology that is available today. My dad is 80, and he loves his latest computer and figuring out new things.

OP, the horses weren't broke back in the 'oughts....Ford never should have invented that darn motorized buggy, should have he?
Fireplaces worked just fine for heat...there is no need for central HVAC systems!
And electricity! Everyone had candles that worked JUST FINE. Electricity is such a waste.

Everyone should learn at least one new thing every day. If you have not, it was a day wasted.
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:14 PM
 
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