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6/24/11 9:51 P

Yes, I am a techno junkie. Love my iphone, laptop, digital cameras, and on and on!

SMITH5578 Posts: 4
6/17/11 7:02 P

I love, love, love the digital age. Was so excited when I got my first home computer back in 2000 and taught myself how to use it. I even caught it on fire! I've had a cell phone since '94, the rate plans are just cheaper now. Got a microwave in '83 and can't live without one now. I remember my first VCR cost me $1000, does that tell you when they came out? My husband made me get an e-reader/tablet because he's tired of all the books cluttering up the house. My sister finally bought a computer, but she's scared to go online, so she still calls me to look up stuff or order stuff online, and her cell phone is so old the numbers have worn off the buttons but she won't get new one. I love the digital age and can't wait to see what comes next. emoticon

CTUPTON Posts: 15,056
6/17/11 4:06 P

I switched to a digital phone message recorder. It messed me all up because it said "full" to people trying to call. I erased the messages I saw there but people still got the "full" message. I let it go for awhile because I did not know what to do. But I was missing reminders from doctors etc. I looked online in my email and saw "voice" in the top ribbon. Honestly, I did not know I could see and listen to voice mails on my email site. (dumb I know) But it would not open--alas. I just leave this stuff go for weeks (months?) because I don't know what to do about it.Finally my daughter showed me, but we couldn't open the messages. It took 2 long calls to the techies before I straightened it out. So changing to the digital phone recorder actually messed up a couple of months of using the recorder for me. I now have erased about 20 or more calls saved in "voice. some were from 2009!

ROSEMARDORF Posts: 2,648
6/13/11 1:24 A

I think that is great!! What you have in your classroom is wonderful!! I imagine the students love it. Thank Goodness for that part of the digital age!! emoticon emoticon

CTUPTON Posts: 15,056
6/12/11 7:02 P

In my classroom I LOVE the "activeboard" large screen with internet capabilities.

It was a long time coming to me, but it is fantastic! Educational graphics at my fingertips. My deaf students need visuals badly and this fits the bill!

It is the phones that are taxing me! My cell phone is lost right now--several weeks.


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6/11/11 6:36 P

Learning to text has been this years tech. triumph for my husband and I. He loves dvr and for the most park I like Facebook. So not so bad!

JOAN_HEO Posts: 3,145
6/11/11 5:35 P

I pretty much love it all!

HOAGIE22 SparkPoints: (185,027)
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6/11/11 10:07 A

Some of it is great, some good, some sucks.

ROSEMARDORF Posts: 2,648
6/10/11 4:10 P

Some of it I like. Learning how to use the computer has been challenging. Things I miss a hand
written letter in the mail. A pay phone i miss those. when cars were easier for a mechanic to work on. When life was a little simplier; and you talked to your neighbors. Now it is hard to get family together at times. I wouldn't mind a gps; then I wouldn't get lost. I have a cell phone I use
for an emergency.

CTUPTON Posts: 15,056
6/10/11 3:30 P

Everywhere I look, people are talking on their cell phones. It gets to be a bit much.

6/6/11 7:10 P

Don't know what I would do without the DVR.

MSCAROL3 Posts: 842
6/5/11 10:48 P

it have it's up and downs

6/5/11 11:17 A

When my husband got a GPS for the car I didn't think I would like it. There are times when following a map is better. Then, countless times our GPS was so valuable - especially last year, when we lived in a different place.

A combination is best - sometimes I still want to see a paper map, but I love the GPS.

MSCAROL3 Posts: 842
6/3/11 12:41 P

no i don't seems like alot of problems to me.

CTUPTON Posts: 15,056
6/3/11 2:25 A

I had a great deal of trouble removing old voice messages. At first I could not see them listed on my computer at Comcast. I let it go for a long time but people complained that they could never get me. Finally I called Comcast. Come to find out I was not listed as the lead on the account! I took over everything 5 years ago when my husband had his stroke. So I thought I was the lead on that. It forever with comcast for the techie to straighten this out. And later it was not fixed anyway. I let it go for awhile again and eventually called Comcast again. That session fixed the problem. Finally I removed the old (box filling) messages.

Needless to say the digital age has been tough for me--especially the cell phone and even the land line voice recorder which is now digital Chris

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5/30/11 12:19 P

I love what most of it can do for us. But life seemed simpler when we didn't have all this stuff. Now I have to get a reader because books are going to be obsolete!

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5/30/11 9:08 A

Good morning! Yes, I love the digital age! I think technology is wonderful and amazing. I have an iPhone and think it's a very intuitive, complimentary phone for my lifestyle.

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5/30/11 2:46 A

I love anything that makes my life easier!

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5/29/11 11:19 P

Chris, I'm with you. That's why my husband & I like to stick to "true camping" with a tent. We don't bother with the electric sites unless we're with a group. It's less expensive too. All those electronics are expensive also. Our computer was given to us.

CTUPTON Posts: 15,056
5/29/11 6:04 P

Sometimes the Ammish way of life looks tempting to me. Chris

MSCAROL3 Posts: 842
5/29/11 4:28 P

no i don't

DIANNEMT Posts: 12,318
5/29/11 3:59 P

Lots of things are handy but....we survived for how many years without even having an answering machine...used a pay phone if you needed to....people used to plan ahead a bit, knew how to read a map, looked it up in a book! So--yes I like many things but no--I dislike people talking loudly on a cell phone or texting while with me!

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 25,812
5/29/11 2:39 P

"Do you like the "digital age?""

Sure do!

CTUPTON Posts: 15,056
5/29/11 7:59 A

computers everywhere

cell phones

home digital phones and recorders

car computers

grocery and clothes stores check out using computers

gas stations

way morethings than that........

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