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kennycreed 

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When I bought my Blackberry I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter. I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, 13 grandkids and 2 great grand kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space.

That was before one of my grandkids hooked me up for Tweeter, Tweetree, Twhirl, Twitterfon, Tweetie and Twittererific Tweetdeck, Twitpix and something that sends every message to my cell phone and every other program within the texting world.

My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details of everything except the bowel movements of the entire next generation. I am not ready to live like this. I keep my cell phone in the garage in my golf bag.

The kids bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they say I get lost every now and then going over to the grocery store or library. I keep that in a box under my tool bench with the Blue tooth [it's red] phone I am supposed to use when I drive. I wore it once and was standing in line at Barnes and Noble talking to my wife and everyone in the nearest 50 yards was glaring at me. I had to take my hearing aid out to use it, and I got a little loud.

I mean the GPS looked pretty smart on my dash board, but the lady inside that gadget was the most annoying, rudest person I had run into in a long time. Every 10 minutes, she would sarcastically say, "Re-calc-ul-ating." You would think that she could be nicer. It was like she could barely tolerate me. She would let go with a deep sigh and then tell me to make a U-turn at the next light. Then if I made a right turn instead…well, it was not a good relationship.

When I get really lost now, I call my wife and tell her the name of the cross streets and while she is starting to develop the same tone as Gypsy, the GPS lady, at least she loves me.

To be perfectly frank, I am still trying to learn how to use the cordless phones in our house. We have had them for 4 years, but I still haven't figured out how I can lose three phones all at once and have to run around digging under chair cushions and checking bathrooms and the dirty laundry baskets when the phone rings.

The world is just getting too complex for me. They even mess me up every time I go to the grocery store. You would think they could settle on something themselves but this sudden "Paper or Plastic?" every time I check out just knocks me for a loop. I bought some of those cloth reusable bags to avoid looking confused, but I never remember to take them in with me.

Now I toss it back to them. When they ask me, "Paper or Plastic?" I just say, "Doesn't matter to me. I am bi-sacksual." Then it's their turn to stare at me with a blank look.

I was recently asked if I tweet. I answered, No, but I do toot a lot."



the world has overtook me and passing me by
 
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Please may I agree with all of the above??
 

hedgerow pete 

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my mobile phone has three sets of buttons on set i push and it produces a phone number which i then press the green button or the red button and thats it, i belive that a mobile phone is for MY use not my bosses or clients use thats also why i dont have the answer phone system working in that way if i dont want to talk to you i dont answer, simple.

as for the internet that stays firmly in a computer at home or my laptop at work and only when i want to use it does it get used, phones are for calling computers are for interneting, and as for gps i have one of them its an analog one, you open the page to the correct area and read it, no batteries required
 
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Tom Bick 

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Funny post Ken.

I can remember when my parents bought our first remote controlled tv the remote never left the side of the tv even if me or my two sisters moved the remote it would disappear and reappear next to the tv within minutes making the whole process of a remote control tv pointless.
 

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Tom Bick;83040 said:
Funny post Ken.

I can remember when my parents bought our first remote controlled tv the remote never left the side of the tv even if me or my two sisters moved the remote it would disappear and reappear next to the tv within minutes making the whole process of a remote control tv pointless.
:rofl:
 
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Tom Bick;83040 said:
Funny post Ken.

I can remember when my parents bought our first remote controlled tv the remote never left the side of the tv even if me or my two sisters moved the remote it would disappear and reappear next to the tv within minutes making the whole process of a remote control tv pointless.
AFAIR The early ones were attached with a cable so couldnt go very far anyway!
 
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Tom Bick;83040 said:
Funny post Ken.

I can remember when my parents bought our first remote controlled tv the remote never left the side of the tv even if me or my two sisters moved the remote it would disappear and reappear next to the tv within minutes making the whole process of a remote control tv pointless.
Mum wouldn't buy a remote tv for years. We had polished 'marley' tiles in the living room, and we all wore socks instead of slippers and she said it polished the floor walking over to change the channel - and if we had a remote who would do it?
 

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