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.
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!
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.
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.
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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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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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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I love anything that makes my life easier!
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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.
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!
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