Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ten Things Tuesday- A Tech Savy World

I know a lot of things about a lot of things.
But, sometimes I don't know if I was made to be living in the midst of all of this stuff.

I miss the simplicity sometimes.

Sure, JoLo could fart and I'd know it in a minute.
But, I really don't care.

I miss writing a check with not quite enough money in the bank.
But, that OK because by the time it clears I will have money in there.

I miss being able to pay cash EVERYWHERE.
Did you know some places won't take cash anymore?
What the hell is up with that?

I miss calling up places and having real people actually answer.
No, I don't want to press 1.

And there also things around now that weren't many moons ago that I really would rather do without.
They have become popular.
So, as always, I am odd man out.

This week's Ten Things Tuesday is about the technology today that everyone has embraced and yet I don't want.

1. Touchscreens
   Either they are too sensitive or you have to push hard. Although they are getting better, I still don't like pushing on screens with my fingers.
Fingerprint marks and eventually touching the screen in the same location repeatedly will cause a wear pattern that you can see and is somewhat unattractive.

2. Podcasts
   I will admit, I am one of those weirdos that would rather read the article than take the time to watch it. I could read it in 2 minutes. I don't want to watch 5 or ten minutes. Things to do, that don't involve you.

3. Connect
  Where you can connect all your accounts to facebook or twitter and can log in all at once.
I don't have any connected accounts, but other websites have my facebook profile pic pictured when I am logged into neither. I find that a little unsettling. Plus, if you get hacked you have to change all connected passwords. That's not a good time.

4. The Kindle
   I like a book. I just like to hold it. I also don't need to remember to charge it.

5. Texting
   I don't have a cellphone, but even when I had one I didn't text. It's easier to just call than try and type out my message on those little buttons. Yes, it's sad. One of only 10 people under the age of 50 that hates texting. Kiddo tells me that everyone texts and no one calls anymore. She's 15. She knows.

6. CSPAN-2
  It's bad enough to have one, but now they have a second one. I have to believe that lots of people watch it. It wouldn't be in my Directv line-up if no one watched, would it. Would it?

7. GPS.
  I'm a map kind of person. I don't want to be told to turn left when I can get a map telling me where to go. Besides, those things have gotten people lost. And if I go on a killing spree, the BAU would know just where to find me.

8. iTunes
  Lemee splain!  I love music. I download mp3s all the time. I don't like iTunes or Rhapsody or any other mp3 that has to have certain software for you to play it. If the only place I can play it is on my computer, I don't want it. I like the mp3s that play anywhere. That reminds me, I need to check Amazon's album of the day special.

9. Earbuds
   What's wrong with headphones? Earbuds just don't feel right to me. Do they even still sell headphones?

10. The scroll pad
     I don't think I was made to use a computer without a mouse. I have trouble going where I want to go. I get there it takes me longer and that irritates me.

What is your favorite part of technology OR what do you hate about it?


  1. Talk about connected. My daughter just got a new TV. I visited her room to see it - a giant screen mounted on the wall. She's got it hooked up to her computer and her PS3. She can watch TV, play video games with gamers anywhere in world, surf the net, send an email, video-phone a friend and order a pizza. Remember when a TV was just a TV....

  2. I think it would be nice to stream shows from the internet on my TV, but I couldn't imagine doing all that other stuff.

  3. I agree with everything you said except the Kindle. I do like my Sony e-reader. I hate the GPS. My husband loves it. I put up with it for his sake.

    1. A lot of people love e-readers. I've just never wanted one.

  4. The GPS seems a bit an annoying part of technology but I do enjoy texting.

    1. Sell My Cell Phone, Lots of people do. I'm a little different from most people.


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