Unfortunately all of the marketing about "the cloud" has created the
perception that giving all your information to someone else to store on
their system out of your control aka "the cloud" is the way and the light...
Yeah, and they said that small digital cameras would be gone because all
cell phones have them....never happened.
Also, wrist watches are supposed to go away because cell phones have a
I just can't see myself running CorelDraw or PhotoShop on my smartphone.
97.5% of my incoming calls are from SWMBO. I could very easily do without a
cell phone, and I am constantly being reminded of putting it in my pocket.
I don't mind for the important stuff, but when it is to just .......... what
you doing? how's it going? stuff, sorry, I'm busy. Go to voicemail.
I see people with sad sorry lives walking up and down the aisles at the
market blabbing every detail of their sad sorry lives LOUDLY over the phone.
Hell, just hook them up the PA system.
That syndrome is pandemic at my office. First gap in conversation, they
are all whipping out their electronic mistresses, and closed off to
outside input. Reminds me of that ST TNG episode about the addictive game.
I used to think a lot of people were crazy and talking to themselves or
having a conversation with an imaginary friend but it turned out to be a
Bluetooth cellphone headset hidden by their hair. ^_^
On Wed, 29 Jun 2011 20:47:18 -0500, The Daring Dufas
Doesn't mean you were wrong about them being crazy.
One of my guys at work had one when they first came out.
He would walk and talk.
Sometimes he was walking toward me.
With his lips moving, looking at me, but I could barely hear him.
I'd say "What?"
I never got used to it.
He learned to turn around and walk the other way when he saw me.
I would see a Black woman using one of those things and they are often
very cross with the person on the other end. I didn't know they had a
Bluetooth headset and thought they were practicing to chew on somebody's
butt when they got home. :-)
You have to admit that the changes in technology, which we all take for
granted and consider normal, that modify human behavior would seem alien
and bizarre to our younger selves much less than those belonging to our
parents generation. Both my late parents were WWII Army veterans and a
gadget as simple as a cellphone seen by them in the 1940's would be an
item belonging to outer space aliens. Imagine what people of that era
would think of a Bluetooth headset. :-)
I wish someone would bring back the old time phonebooth;the REAL old ones
where you could sit down,close the door,and talk without others able to
listen in. then we would not have to hear THEM yammer,and they would not be
walking around not looking where they're going.
Better yet, I wish it were legal to take 'em out with a small blowpipe
firing darts dipped in a powerful, yet harmless, sleeping potion.
"Well, I was jes talking to SueEllen and she said yakyakyak..... erk!!
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