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I don't know if this is a sign that I'm getting old and falling behind the times are what... Hows everybody else feel about this topic.
 
I am sick and tired of all the avenues of information and the barrage of it.  Examples...
 
You watch normal TV but they have to constantly flash stuff at the bottom showing coming shows etc...... They end up distracting you and covering up a third of the show your watching.. They do this constantly....
 
Cell phones........ for the love of pete..... they are insane devices, I do not want to be contacted 24hours a day even during a bathroom break,, including texting and pics... Nor do I want mass marketers calling my cell....  What is it about the youth in this country having the need for constant - instant contact with everybody...
 
Reading news papers online.... For the most part, nearly all websites SUCK, they stick more crap, flashing, blinking music, commercials etc... on these... They take forever to load and traversing them is a joke.  You click to watch a video of something news worthy and you have to sit thru a 30 second damn commercial.. Thats after 3 pop up windows and a traveling info box across your screen.. .. GIVE ME A NEWsPAPER....  I need eye surgery after just viewing weather.com
 
Social websites... I can't even keep up with my email or regular mail.. Now everybody wants you to twitter, facebook, linked in, etc...........  are they nuts...  I refuse to use these, I social network the old fashion way, in person.. .Weird isn't it...  Nor do I want my every move documented for all to know...
 
Lets not forget instant Chat............ I won't even go here.
 
The sad thing is.. i'm in the computer field (24 years of it).. They have their uses, as does the internet... But all of this 50 ways to talk to you NO matter what or where you are is exhausting to me... needless.
 
The world is multi tasking us to death... I predict we will wear out our eyes and ears and fingers long before the rest of our body... People don't know how to sit still, slow down, enjoy the moment... They are dependent on constant contact... It's an addiction...
 
I must just be getting old.............
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Whew! I thought it was just because I'm getting older. If it is bothering you, then my extra 14 years makes me feel a whole lot better. Thank you. Just remember 25 years ago most of these things did not exist. Just think what the next 10 years will bring.
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Don't overload !!

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I FORGOT to complain about Ipods in the ears and laptops everywhere you goooooo.......
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They are making more things faster than you can list them, and most all are increasingly obnoxious. Relax and chill . Cool In a few years your grandkids will be working these things for you.Really Sad 
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I started to tell my 89 year old dad he could find something on the computer, then I thought about where their computer was. I told dad I would find it.
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I think you need to have a beer, Steve..............................Bar Louie or Doc's?
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

I think you need to have a beer, Steve..............................Bar Louie or Doc's?
 
Bar Louie for sure, pick the date.
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I have been in IT for over 10 years and I have told my wife many a time......after being 'leashed' in several ways (email, phone, pager, IM, 2way radio) that when I retire, I will have none of them......finally cut the cord and be free from it!!
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I was recently accused of being the only person on the planet who doesnt have a cell phone.  I like to talk to people in person.  I dont like phones and consider them a nuisance.  I took extra joy in telling the mediacom people who keep trying to get me to use their phone service that when I called to tell them the cable was out and the internet was out it was certainly a good think I didnt  have mediacom for phone service too because then I wouldnt have been able to call them.  The woman was speachless. Devil
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

I was recently accused of being the only person on the planet who doesnt have a cell phone.  I like to talk to people in person.  I dont like phones and consider them a nuisance.  I took extra joy in telling the mediacom people who keep trying to get me to use their phone service that when I called to tell them the cable was out and the internet was out it was certainly a good think I didnt  have mediacom for phone service too because then I wouldnt have been able to call them.  The woman was speachless. Devil
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   Hi,my name is Earl and I belong to CPA(cell phoneless anonymous). We're a GOOD group,Wes,offering support to those who are proud to be hi-tech challenged.
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Thanks for that Scooter, sometimes thought I was the only one who felt like that and I work for a Telcom conpany.
 
Wes - I don't have a damn cell phone either.
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