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Updated on August 17, 2011

Can you remember the days when a cell phone could double as a weapon of self-defense? (That's right -- the phone pictured here is the first cell phone I owned fifteen years ago!)

AND - If you answered yes to this question and are still using any type of cell phone that is pre-razor, you just might be a like me: a technological iconoclast . Don't get me wrong, I am not resistive to change in the least. It's more like, "If it's not broken, why upgrade it?"

BUT - if I were still a jogger, you most likely would find me still using a portable CD player - (remember back in the 1990's when you could get a cassette adapter, plug it into the portable CD player, and VOILA - you could listen to CDs through the cassette player in your car! )  Call me underprivileged, call me old-fashioned, or maybe it is because I would have to figure out how to load an Ipod with music! 

AND, if you like to play "Tetris", "Dr. Mario", or "Pepper 2" on an ancient Nintendo box that only becomes operational when you blow and spit on the cartridge, or when you swab the inside with nail polish remover, you probably are rather simple-minded, like me. You prefer to play games that lend themselves to fitting pieces together or matching up colors, rather than experience a virtual reality with blood, guts, and what-have-you. If you preferthe later, you must have been born after 1990.


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      Catlyn 8 years ago from Somewhere in the OC

      I am proud to say I "upgraded" to a basic Nokia phone I purchased at Walmart. Under $30 and I did not have to renew my contract to have a working phone!

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      Catlyn 8 years ago from Somewhere in the OC

      I think I am weakening since I wrote this Hub. I am fascinated by the IPhone. I suppose by next year at this time, I will cave in and jump on the bandwagon!

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      montana farm girl 8 years ago

      oh my, i have to answer yes to your techno behind the times... everytime i visit my three sons, in their 20's and 30's there is some new gadget they are using and try to explain to me... at one time i thought i was a bit techno savvy now i realize i am NOT!! great hub!!