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Monday, August 29, 2011

Signs of Times




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9 comments:

  1. These cell phones, droids, iphone, etc are destroying our youth. Now, 8 year olds have cell phones. They really don't know how to have a good time just interacting with each other without texting. Don't get me wrong, I have a cell phone but just for emergencies. I never leave without it when I drive. I always have it turned off. Remember, it's just for emergencies.

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  2. I'm with you, Cathy. I do exactly the same. My kids have given me some stuff so the old man doesn't get too out of date, so I do have a Kindle, an I-Pod, and a small digital camera. That's about it, and guess what--I can still write an old-fashioned letter. (Okay, the hand might cramp up a bit....)

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  3. How about spelling and grammer going down the drain with texting as everything is abbreviated.

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  4. We just went through Hurricane Irene and had lost our power. I searched around and found an old rotary phone(Remember them)My eleven year old granddaughter was taken that you had to dial your numbers, no buttons. She just kept calling her friends and telling them what the phones were like in the good old days, something learned everyday.

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  5. Lanny, I also have an iPod, Kindle, digital camera and camcorder which I love. The Kindle I bought because I was having a tough time reading the small print. The iPod saved my boredom before I retired traveling on a private bus from Brooklyn to Westchester for a year and a half to work. I love gadgets but I want my phone to be a phone and nothing else. Also, I just couldn't do without my computer, especially for paying bills.

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  6. Barbara, I always have one phone in the house (preferably the kitchen) that is a regular cord phone. The rest are cordless. The cordless are useless when you lose power. The big black out in New York that was in August, 2003 was terrible. My regular cord phone was the only one working. Even the cell phones were not working. That shows you sometimes technology doesn't work.
    I do think our youth should learn some history lessons. What would the world be like without all our comforts.

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  7. Hi all,
    Regarding modern communications used by young people, think of this as a way to develop "power" by those who do not have much, how else but to develop their own "language".

    See a reasonably large texting dictionary at the following link:

    http://www.netlingo.com/acronyms.php

    Dave Israel

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