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Old 12-12-2012, 01:35 AM   #51 (permalink)
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it is listed on wikiquotes in the section: "Unsourced and dubious".

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Al...modern_sources


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Perfect. There is more BS on the Internet than facts.

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:47 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Who's that fella? Is that Lincoln Dude the guy that invented the Internet or something?


I'll Google him.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:31 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:38 AM   #54 (permalink)
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In regards to a few of the pics in the original post. It's a moment in time, one frame less than 60 frames per second. That picture could have been taken with my group of friends last night at dinner. What it doesn't tell you is that we were using our smart phones to bring up pictures that relate to our every day "real life" interactions with each other. One of which is the wife whose husband is in Afghanistan. The fact that they can interact with a smart phone and we can all chime in helps keep everyone sane.
Which is just what we did at lunch yesterday. Babies, puppies, weddings; all boring except the puppies, but it's no different than whipping the kid's pictures out of your wallet. Three minutes later, all phones back into purses and pockets.

It's not all social. I've seen and had butt chewings for not answering some urgent email during personal time. I lunch with several lawyers who, unfortunately, are often breaking away from something that won't sleep or die.

I know, don't have one and your boss won't bug you, but easier said than done in some occupations. But hopefully it doesn't become de rigueur.

I'm not even sure that texting (except when driving or ignoring your friends) is that much of a problem. Degrading the richness of the way we communicate is certainly worrisome, but then again, I don't hang around with people who don't speak or type in full sentences, or whose attention spans won't allow them to carry on a full and thoughtful conversation - it doesn't matter if it's text, email, or person-to-person.

And good communication can be a problem with or without smart phones and texting. I'm thinking of file photos, soundbites, propaganda and advertising, which are all one-way, and often with just one insidious purpose. Even the most level-headed can fall prey to quick judgement. It seems to me that smart phones are making a positive difference in the world - especially cameras. It's getting more difficult for tyrannical whoevers to get away with their shenanigans. And access to the internet is feeding information to people who never had it before. I'm all for slowing the pace of life, but I'm more fascinated by the positive potential of technology, than I am concerned about whether the visible sheep truly represent reality (not that I don't worry about this at all).
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:37 AM   #56 (permalink)
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The moral here is:

I always think what is said should be more important than who said it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:58 AM   #57 (permalink)
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I don't do text...

I have been driven to distraction many times by a mate getting a text from his daughter with some vague and obscure question, 40 minutes and 7 texts later he is still no closer to finding out what is going on, it is all I can do to not scream at him to "Just ****ing ring her and talk to her", which he eventually does, and the problem is sorted out in less than 30 seconds.

My kids all know they will be in 40 levels of schitt if they ever send me a text instead of ringing me for my birthday, Christmas or whatever.

A friend found out his mother got engaged by text, she just mass texted most of her phone book...
Like, really?
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Perfect. There is more BS on the Internet than facts.

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My kids all know they will be in 40 levels of schitt if they ever send me a text instead of ringing me for my birthday, Christmas or whatever.

A friend found out his mother got engaged by text, she just mass texted most of her phone book...
Like, really?
I guess I won't be sending you that ecard for Chrissie like I was planning…
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:51 PM   #60 (permalink)
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Technology, are you the master, or the slave?

Call me a Luddite, but if you're afraid to use the OFF switch; you're the slave. What should be a useful tool (that you pay for), has now become your set of shackles. I post on this website, play video games on-line, and I own a cell-phone (the dumber, the better). The first two are for fun; when they quit being fun, I hit the switch. My cell phone is a necessary evil. But, now that I'm retired, I'm not above turning it off when I want some peace and quiet.

The four most carefree months of my adult life were when I moved out of my parents house and into my first apartment. It took me that long to have a phone installed; being budget conscious, I didn't know if I could afford the princely sum of $14.00 a month. After being pestered by my folks, friends, and my girlfriend; I finally had one installed. Back then, the phone was owned by the phone company, anchored to the wall, it couldn't be turned off, and a basic black dial type was the cheapest option. After doing without for the first time in my life and seeing the benefits; getting one was a trade-off at the time.

Fast forward to the year 2000.........I got my first cell phone. While not as big as a WWII era walkie-talkie; they did require a small holster to carry. I'd just joined the Pipe Fitters Union at the time, and if you were in between work orders, it eliminated having to camp by the phone at home to keep from being passed up on the list. As I said, it was a necessary evil. At least I was able to cut off the regular land line that I had, and along with it, all contact with drunken ex-girlfriends who would call me at 3:00 AM. The telemarketers went away too.

The biggest problem with portable communications devices is this prevailing stupid attitude in modern society that one must be available 24/7. If I don't immediately answer, and the caller goes to voice-mail; I can sometimes hear the frustration/irritation in their tone of voice. What are we going to do for an encore? Do we have devices embedded into our brains to allow us to be connected to a hive mind like the BORG characters on Star Trek? Maybe there's a good reason that wisest men were also hermits. ...........James.

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