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Posted: 05/18/21 07:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Curt 12914 I use Google maps as well. I had a gathering of friends at the lake house. We sat down to dinner and two people were using their smart phones during dinner. I threatened to take them away and throw them in the lake. They wisely put their phones away. It was actually a empty threat but they got the message.

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At dinner last night, a guest was curious as to what a two humped camel was called. Siri, on my Iphone, gave a quick answer and all welcomed quick access to the information. [emoticon]

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At dinner last night, a guest was curious as to what a two humped camel was called. Siri, on my Iphone, gave a quick answer and all welcomed quick access to the information. [emoticon]


IMO, that is the BEST part of technology - the ability to find the answer to a question in the blink of an eye. When I was in school, I used encyclopedias and dictionaries; but if you didn't know the word to look up, you were in a world of hurt....

Or you'd be searching through the card catalogue at the library, finally find a book description that looked like the one you needed - hiked over to the book stacks and started the search, only to discover the book wasn't there.

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Posted: 05/18/21 08:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cell phones are a convenience not a necessity. That said, I carry one, if I remember to pick it up before I leave home but I don't walk down the street with it in front of my face. I like to see the world in person, not on a screen of only a few square inches. I like to see the expressions of people I am holding a conversation with and the need to visit others to do this. My cell is used to make and receive phone calls, not to hold in front of my face while walking down Main St or hiking on a trail.


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Posted: 05/18/21 10:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

colliehauler wrote:

Crowe wrote:

He had no idea how to use it.

Of course he wouldn't, just like most of us wouldn't know how to use something that was prevalent 75 years ago or something we don't use in everyday life or at our jobs.
True but this was 20 years ago before black rotary desk phones were complete obsolete.

Seen an article that stated that manual transmissions were becoming a theft prevention item because so few people know how to use them.


20yr ago rotary phones were very much an oddity. By the 1980's they were already being phased out, so most folks under 35 likely have never used one and even for the rest, they are a distant memory.

I am a bit sad that the manual transmission is dying a slow death but when it lost it's MPG advantage and sports cars found they could sell a fake manual transmission, it was just a matter time.


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BarabooBob wrote:

In the town of Hill Point, WI there is a working pay phone in what looks like an outhouse. There are a lot of Amish people in the area and there is no cell coverage in many of the valleys around there. The outhouse design works out very well in the winter when it stays cold and windy from November until April.


An outhouse with a pay phone? That's what I call multi-tasking !!!


At least if you drop it in the toilet, there's a cord so you can pull it out.

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At dinner last night, a guest was curious as to what a two humped camel was called. Siri, on my Iphone, gave a quick answer and all welcomed quick access to the information. [emoticon]


That reminds me. We also listen to audio books on the cell while driving.

The only issue we have is occasionally the phone will start talking to itself. In the book the murderer is revealed...and suddenly we are getting crime stats from the area we are driving thru.

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Seen an article that stated that manual transmissions were becoming a theft prevention item because so few people know how to use them.

LOL they are indeed! However, finding them is more and more difficult, even in sports cars.

I'm not sure I'd go to the extent of calling cell phone a necessity just yet but as life and technology evolve it may become that way. They've impacted my life in a positive way with few negatives.


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valhalla360 wrote:

colliehauler wrote:

Crowe wrote:

He had no idea how to use it.

Of course he wouldn't, just like most of us wouldn't know how to use something that was prevalent 75 years ago or something we don't use in everyday life or at our jobs.
True but this was 20 years ago before black rotary desk phones were complete obsolete.

Seen an article that stated that manual transmissions were becoming a theft prevention item because so few people know how to use them.


20yr ago rotary phones were very much an oddity. By the 1980's they were already being phased out, so most folks under 35 likely have never used one and even for the rest, they are a distant memory.

I am a bit sad that the manual transmission is dying a slow death but when it lost it's MPG advantage and sports cars found they could sell a fake manual transmission, it was just a matter time.
Wow time marches on, this occured in 87 so actually 34 years ago. But my point was technology moves on and stuff becomes obsolete.

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Crowe wrote:

Seen an article that stated that manual transmissions were becoming a theft prevention item because so few people know how to use them.

LOL they are indeed! However, finding them is more and more difficult, even in sports cars.

I'm not sure I'd go to the extent of calling cell phone a necessity just yet but as life and technology evolve it may become that way. They've impacted my life in a positive way with few negatives.
Evidently you're not hammered with extended warranty sales calls, LOL.

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