Who else is technologically challanged?

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  1. moneyfairy profile image60
    moneyfairyposted 8 years ago

    I mostly use the library for the internet. I don't own a cell phone as I have to many other bills to pay for and can't afford one. I'm just wondering if anyone out there uses a real phone anymore and if anyone writes real letters anymore or is it all about texting and e-mailing and facebooking etc....??? Just curious. I still love writing note cards to friends and family for their birthdays and holidays and just because... I still like receving letters in the mail too. It is more personal somehow.
    What do you think about technology?

    1. moneyfairy profile image60
      moneyfairyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Look forward to hearing from any of you on this subject! Thank you in advance.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It has its pluses and minuses, good and bad.
      It impersonalizes so much of our lives!
      Yet it's quicker, easier, more convenient.
      I'm quite techologically challenged too, about much of it.

      We had a landline (home phone) up until last year.   I loved it;  ya didn't have to charge it up;  it didn't cut out all the time like cell phones do;  we had free long distance in our package deal;  AND it wasn't nearly as "invasive" as cell phones, since I didn't have to carry it everywhere with me.  lol.    I actually used to kinda look forward to coming home some days and go to the phone and find out who called me!

      But I guess convenience outweighs the landline.   And cell phones of course provide an element of safety for a person when they're traveling, etc.

      I'm sad to say I rarely write letters anymore either.   I do send a few Christmas cards.   
      I think what bothers me the most is that the technological way of communicating has made it seem so much more temporary.   I know I've saved practically every letter my Mom and my friends ever wrote to me!   But text messages and etc. (even though the words and thoughts can kinda be "permanent" in one's memory or etc.)  are subject to deletion or loss.

      1. moneyfairy profile image60
        moneyfairyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Brenda for sharing your thoughts on technology, and yes we tend to save physical letters more than e-mails, the physical ones seem so much more personal.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi moneyfairy.  Technology is so impersonal, there are no more b-day cards in the mail or Christmas cards it's all done online now.  I used to love to get letters and notecards but not just turn on your computer.  I don't like cell phones either and especially I don't like TV.  I haven't had a TV for 5 years now and I don't even miss it.  I do have the internet though as that is my only communication with the outside world and the library is just too far away to walk to.

      1. moneyfairy profile image60
        moneyfairyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Sarra! I mostly go to the library when I can but I don't have a cell phone or pricey cable or tevo or tebo the thing that copies shows on t.v.  I only have an old zenith t.v. that is 25 yrs. old and only has like 6 channels LOL...I don't watch much t.v but I did get a cheap dvd player so I can see movies I get from the library and I'm loving all the Agatha Christy movies and Midsomer Murders ( a british detective show), I think the last one was 2010 or so very beautiful scenery and interesting story lines and best of all it's free at the library smile But glad you have your computer at home for communication!!!

  2. Reality Bytes profile image83
    Reality Bytesposted 8 years ago

    I have never owned a cell phone.  I find cell phones to separate individuals from each other.  Nothing frustrates me more than seeing an individual walk up to a store counter while on the phone.  Never taking the time to acknowledge the human being in front of them!

    I was talking to a few gentleman once when one of their phones rang.  Instead of walking away to speak, he had the audacity to put up a hand to the rest of us as if we should all be silent and listen to his conversation.


    I find people on cell phones to be rude!

    1. moneyfairy profile image60
      moneyfairyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      me too!!!It is so very disrespectful and also dangerous when driving and on a cell phone too, that just drives me nuts. I hope some of these people get tickets and realize they could create accidents, even hands free phones. When they aren't paying attention to the roads they could kill themselves and others .

  3. cheaptrick profile image73
    cheaptrickposted 8 years ago

    If you would like to see what I Really look like just Google Technopeasent cause I'm their poster boy pic.
    Actually...I'm to freaking lazy to learn...

    1. moneyfairy profile image60
      moneyfairyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing.!

  4. moneyfairy profile image60
    moneyfairyposted 8 years ago

    I just want to scream as I am trying to get adsense from google to start earning something and it is still pending???also I have no idea how to sign up for e-bay to get money or if I even want to??I just want to get approved and then see what happens from there but I set up an account but I logged out and tried to log in again and I can't get back in??? It's so very frustrating..... I even asked the librarian and she was hard pressed as to why it wasn't working. I guess I just have to call the number for google and see if I can talk to a human to help.... Have any of you had problems signing on to adsesnse??? I haven't gotten denied or accepted it's like I am in limbo.... AAAHHHHH

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      Sarra Garrettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      got right in on the first try with adsense.  I see a lot of people are having a hard time with it though.  I joined 3 years ago so maybe it was easier back then.  I do wish I knew how to set up a website though  lol.  Guess I'm old fashioned.  I don't even have a tv i watch my movies on my computer and I love to read.  I'm into the mysteries now myself.  The local library is giving away old books dating back to the early 1900's so I've been grabbing them up so I can start my book hoarding again lol.  I've gotten some really neat books.  Nothing like the smell of an old book. 

      There was a mystery on PBS station that was set in England and it was fun to watch, can't remember the name of it though. But I do like those English mysteries.

      1. moneyfairy profile image60
        moneyfairyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Sarra, Lucky you!!!! Glad you had a quick response from them . Glad you love those English mysteries too!!!

  5. Rpenafiel profile image61
    Rpenafielposted 8 years ago

    “Them so called modern zombies, straddling unconsciously with their eyes fixed on their phone and caring for nothing or no one but the phone.” Anyway, everything that is hand-made or handwritten is always a thing with sentimental value. About cell phones, I tried to keep them simple and I hate complex smartphones. Still using a phone from Just5 and it simply gives me what I wanted for a cell phone should be.

    1. moneyfairy profile image60
      moneyfairyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts!!!


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