Fw: The technologically challenged?

Subject: Fw: The technologically challenged?
From: "Jennifer C. Bennett" <fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 17:19:57 -0500

> I get mocked by my eldest daughter because my mobile phone is just that
> - a phone, used for calling people and (very!) occasionally sending a
> text. It has no games, music etc. Now I like gadgets as much as the next
> person but only if they're useful (OK, occasionally just fun!).

I'm 32 and have no use whatsoever for a mobile phone. I work from home, the
"land line" works just as well. I don't want to be reachable at all times.
My boyfriend thinks of his phone as a "leash" (he feels the same way as me
about cell phones, but he needs his for work) I'm really surprised the
mobile phone has took off like it did - I've always abhorred the idea of
paying for INCOMING calls.... with a land line, of course, you only pay for
YOUR outgoing calls. My sister is 19 and has repeatedly gone over her
minutes and text messages in their "family plan".

Text messaging (I hate the term "texting") is ruining the English language -
wasn't there a news story about teachers awhile back allowing text - type
abbreviations to be used on school exams?

I however, adore gadgets, I adore researching gadgets, I adore figuring out
and using the gadgets I buy. MP3 players (Cowon iAudio and an iRiver (iPods
aren't feature-rich enough) ) a Roku Soundbridge (for listening to Internet
radio away from the computer - and this thing has had about three upgrades -
and manual updates - since May) and my camera mentioned in a previous post),
my Japanese-English electronic dictionary, these things are FUN! There's so
much to learn, to play with, to experience! But cell phones I just don't
get. Paying for incoming calls! <shakes head> :)

Jennifer (who never answers the land line unless she recognizes the number)


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