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Frustration with technology...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This has absolutely nothing to do with sparkpeople but I just want to vent....

I love the sparkpeople website--it's awesome and easy to use! Please don't change it!! Another website that I am a member of (not body/diet related) has recently upgraded. The new website is horrid!!!

I am very frustrated and then I have to think back....what did we do/how did we live before technology? (and yes, I'm that old!) I remember when we had to have cash in our wallets, visit the bank in person with a bank book...I remember when we had to phone people (from our house tied with a cord) or write them letters and put them in a post office box with a stamp...I recently tried to explain to my kids the card catalogue/duey decimal system at the library....

I'm not ancient but holy cow.....toooooo much sometimes!!
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  • JO-ANIMATION
    haha!! I was just talking to someone about this subject...some people are lost when they don't know where there cell phones are, I mean COMPLETELY obsessed. Gives a whole new vision to OCD!!! I am a graphic designer and a 3D animator. I do websites as well. I owned one of the first pc's (it was a 186 and cost me $3500.00) this was b4 windows and everything was in dos and unix...I spent the entire weekend in my pj's with that computer and didn't know what happened to all the time. SOUND FAMILIAR?!! I had a conversation with one of my professors about what was ahead of us (that was in 1992, I graduated from college in 1994) I told him that because of the 3d animation that will no longer need people on tv and movies...the technology was no where near that back then. We were thrilled to get a ball to bounce in 3D!!! Now with movies like beowolf and some other unmentionables...my fears are starting to actually happen!! Unfortunately, I see more problems on the horizon...we are sooo dependent on the computer chip. It's everywhere...scarey stuff...especially for the kids. Everyting is impersonal now. Texting instead of picking up the phone...some people have no REAL friends, they call them VIRTUAL friends! What the heck!!! The more kids know about history and how things USE to be, I believe the better...simpler is sometimes better!! Too bad many people don't agree...
    2979 days ago
  • GREENIE-GREEN
    lol you're right, some sites are horrible. but SP is great. I remember typing on a type writer and having to xxxxx through my mistakes. such progress for us frequent typo-ers. emoticon
    2979 days ago
  • NANCYLEE46
    emoticon Laurie - now you are making me feel old. I still do a lot of the old time stuff. cell phones - they drive me nuts.

    Spark really does an incredible job. Thanks for reminding me.
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    Nancy
    2979 days ago
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