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One thing I like about myself is that each day I appreciate "stuff".

 

EVERY time I go to youtube and can watch ...AT MY WHIM....a video of a group I've always loved... playing live!!...recently... or a long time ago...AMAZING!

 

Even great stuff like this site..this kinda technology  didn't exist for 40 years of my life.

 

I thought it would be fun to ask...

 

What do you enjoy most TODAY and every day.....'cause it wasn't around..."All Those Years Ago"...

 

What gives you "Nachas"..(pleasure) 'cause it exists today..

 

...Microwave popcorn...."Dustbuster" hand vacuums..

 

You tell me.. :huh:

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My mother always said that when the world ended I would have my nose in a book. I am an avid reader, so I think my favorite newfangled gadget would have to be my kindle. Mine is the stripped down version, reading material only but that is what I purchased it for, I can do the rest of the stuff on some other piece of electronics floating around my place.

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ec.com, YouTube, Swiffer...(not electronic but still...).

 

Computers and my cell for texting.  Texting is great, but ideas within need to be short out of necessity.  Our ideas could be mistaken without emotive nuances - hence the emoticon I suppose.  Plus auto correct is a crazy idea. 

 

My cousin kept sending out texts with "honey" in it and it showed up "honkey" to all of us. 

 

:haha:

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Adelia..You're funny..

Do you remember the OLD Zenith remote control

Our family didn't have one either..BUT..it sent out a beam..that clunkily turned the channel changing dial..

I'm thinkin' it was called Zenith Space Command(?),,

It was like something from the Jetsons..

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I still thrill to the beauty of sports..movies etc. on a nice flat screen T.V.After all I began life watching a black and white Zenith in my papp'y's log cabin in Illinois..:)

I used to be the remote control.

HAHAHAHA, too funny! I can identify - they always made the kids be the 'human remote control'. We never had the Zenith Space Command though.....sounds pretty high tech for way back when!

redd

P.S. Great topic :)

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I believe AOL STILL retains some dial-up customers!..

I'm not one to ever make fun of people..usually older....who resist change...

Hell I JUST found Spotify and am first getting comfortable on my IPad...

But remember the divine agony of dial-up....

Thrilling to find stuff on the internet...this new frontier....for your first times..

Agonizing trying to successfully dial-up..it took forever..and sometimes you worried if you tried to get around it using one of the phone area codes that wasn't local..Didja lose track of time and run up mucho dollars in long distance calls!!

I DO NOT miss those days.....

(BTW)....I swear I can still hear that electronic fax-like sound as you dialed up..YUCK!)

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I´ve never owned an I-pad, or I phone, or I-anything. I don´t know what Spotify is. 

 

I like tech stuff that improves my life..., that is needed.by me.  And I acknowledge there is a lot of tech stuff I need to familiarize myself with as it can give me advantages I probably need to have.

 

  But if I haven´t been sold on why I need tech stuff, I don´t go for it, I don´t buy it. 

 

Regarding I-stuff, the cons outweigh the pros (for me) so I haven´t jumped in, at least yet.

I think the cons re: a lot of tech stuff are much larger than most people give weight to, IMHO.  While I-stuff has given their users things their users want, I-stuff
has also been very detrimental to us as a society.  Just go anywhere and watch people glued to their I-thing versus enjoying the experience of being wherever they are,  versus enjoying the experience of interrelating with others around them, versus paying attention to what they are supposed to be paying attention to etc.

 

Back to Ira´s question:  I love the internet for a lot of things.  Example:  yesterday I was studying Excel.  I am trying to expand my knowledge of it so I can incorporate some of its more advanced functions in certain internal systems in my company.  I had bought an excel how-to book and had spent 20 minutes looking for a certain type of function I wanted to use.  I couldn´t find it i the book so I finally used Google and got my answer in 30 seconds.  Yes!

 

My MOST favorite thing re: tech/internet is going to youtube at night and finding a full length documentary on virtually any history subject I hjappen to be interested in watching before falling asleep that night.  That is SO friggin great.  Peter The Great, Abe Lincoln, History of Socialism, Vladimir Lenin, a history of Japan, how to run a harem, ...

 

...  etc etc etc etc....it´s all there!  So great.

James

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Hey James,

I really admire your post about the 'I-things'. Wish I could add something new to this topic, but I agree with how fascinating (not to mention fast) internet can be. At the risk of sounding shallow, I love YouTube for the music videos that are at my command. I also love the online radio stations I can create (from Jango & Pandora) with a multitude of selections. The possibilities are virtually endless!

P.S. Really James, like YOU need help on how to manage a harem :)

Hahaha

redd

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Do not feel like the Lone Ranger James, I don't have any of the I-Stuff either. Like you I am just not sold that I need it bad enough to warrant the expense. I like to see where youtube can take me as well. Love that history stuff. And Redd, I like the music too. My favorite is still my kindle, it goes to bed with me, I can read without it bothering the hubby and I don't wake up in the morning sitting in a chair.

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I don't have "I-Stuff" myself.  I'm addicted to certain history and science shows via t.v.  I guess I have to say I appreciate the development of History Channel and HBO.

 

Vikings on History and Game of Thrones on HOB are both mostly fictional sagas, but both fact based - Vikings more than GOT of course.

 

Am also getting into the new "Cosmos" hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson - if any of you happen to miss Carl Sagen - and 

Eric that means you!

 

Suppose I need to give a shout out to TCM because I've enjoyed the Tuesday night segments of Johnny Carson aired over the past several weeks.  There was just something about that guy and his chosen guests, because the topics and developments on the show went to some very unexpected places and made for groundbreaking television. 

 

I love me some super-talented cutie pie Jimmy Fallon but that Johnny was intellectual, sexy and fun.  But I digress... ;)

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"Cayenne"..nostalgia is great...But maybe Carly Simon was right...AND..."These are the good old days".. :rolleyes:

I wouldn't want a bright orange leather sofa now anymore than I'd still wear my hip-hugger bell bottom jeans, very high heeled pumps and go braless...not that I still couldn't do that! :lol:

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I wouldn't want a bright orange leather sofa now anymore than I'd still wear my hip-hugger bell bottom jeans, very high heeled pumps and go braless...not that I still couldn't do that! :lol:

 

I ALWAYS enjoy the tangents we go on as the thread goes on.. :) .

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