Memory is a strange thing.
I'm reviewing the instructions for my smart phone, partly because I'm
going out of town for a few days and I'll be using it.
I get to the part about Switching between calls, when a second call
comes in. And immediately I remember the only time that's ever
happened, at least 5 years ago. And where I was at the time, the
Flushing YMCA, and where in the building I was at the time, 30 feet from
Come to think, I didn't have a smart phone then. The instructions for
the smart phone seem to have three steps instead of one, like the simple
On Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:03:02 PM UTC-4, micky wrote:
one night i pulled up to a red light and the brake pedal went to the floor.
how wierd, i felt this had happended before.......
drove carefully to garage, hey isv this under warranty?
yes it is just over a year ago we replaced your master cyclinder. its failed again, they covered it under warranty
My "Brake" light has gone on a couple times. It goes off soon, but I
have the feeling I need a new master cylinder too.
I keep forgetting to check the fluid level, leaking at the wheels.
Maybe today I'll remember.
Thats the reason I stick to using a simple phone. Those smart phones are
made for the younger generation who think they need all those extra
buttons, spend their entire life on the phone, and spend most of their
earnings to pay for all those minutes and apps they use.
To me, a phone is for making phone calls. A computer is for the
internet. And when the youngsters shove their phone in my face and tell
me to watch some video, all I see is a postage stamp with something
moving on it's face.
On Mon, 11 May 2015 15:06:40 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Thank you for considering me part of the younger generation. I'll be
70 in a few months and I use a smart phone.
Yes, I've lived without one for years, but now that I have one, it
simplifies my life in a few ways. It saves me a trip to the bank, for
instance, to deposit a check. I do it with the phone.
Today at work I had the guys working on a project to repair some
damage. I was able to snap a photo and show it to the owner rather
than have him walk down to see it.
Tonight I was writing a letter and looked up a zip code. I know when
UPS or FedX delivers packages to me. Used properly, it has real
All the apps on my phone were free too.
Well I'm older than both you guys and I can't imagine how I ever got
along without my smartphone.
Besides calling there's texting the grandkids/greatgrandkids who would
never think of chatting with me in any other way.
Complete 2000+ family photos to bore people with
Camera both video and regular
Mp3 music player
Browsers for keeping up with news when out
Maps including point to point voice directions
WiFi hotspot for when others in party don't have service (especially
Internet radio - stations from around the world
All that and more in a gadget that fits in my pocket. Amazing.
Thats all I have. Prepaid flip phone. I rarely use it, but it is handy
at times to call someone when I'm not at home. I do send and get some
texts too. It does have a built in browser, but it's very limited. It
cant open a page on ebay or craigslist, but it can load a very simple
webpage. It works well to get a weather report and radar maps, and that
is all I really use it for anyhow. I like that feature so I can monitor
the radar maps during bad storms. That alone was worth the price about 2
years ago, when I was camping near a river which was flooding. One look
at that radar map, and I knew it was time to pack up and evacuate the
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