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I am A Luddite, already! (9)

May 19, 2020 12:39 AM CST I am A Luddite, already!
It seems corporate America can't believe anyone can not be awash in a flood of tech. To me it is mind boggling all the junk out there. Streaming, cable, smart everything, cars with screens instead of knobs.
I have a modern TV in the LR my guy bought me. It is hooked up to an antenna and I get whatever it gets. He also gave me his old DVD player which I never watch, unless he wants to when here. Watch the news and maybe a show here or there. Go through the channels and end up watching the Weather channel just for noise.Or the local analog channel. Bad when the best show on is the weather!laugh scold
I listen to NPR/WPR/BBC on the radio during the night and morning. On an old boom box AM/FM/ Cassette radio.
The BR TV is still analog. Converter died so it sits there in case I feel like playing a VHS that sits on top.
My cell is a pre-paid flip that I carry only in case I fall and need help or something emergency type. I use the land line. Internet is via telephone line and is to my 20 year old Dell PC that runs XP. What more do I need?
I don't play video games. I do crafts, read extensively or work outside on my farm.
My newest car has a radio with buttons, heater with controls and the fanciest thing on it is a remote that opens the doors and trunk. My others are all older than 76.
I dont skype nor messenger. Used to with my guy but they don't work anymore. I told him what dif. What is the big deal of me looking at him, looking at me, looking at him, looking at me. We talk on the phone.
I don't facebook or tweet or any of the other stuff I never heard of.
I see tech as tools. And of little to no use to me. Even crafting I tend to use old hand tools. Simple, easy to use, never need charging and get free exercise too.
Modern things I like, electricity and in door plumbing. The electricity runs the blower on my wood furnace.
So sorry corporate America, not enamored with your high tech crap that costs too much and is obsolete in 6 months. And not buying it.
By the way, still running a 1949 IH freezer.
May 19, 2020 8:55 PM CST I am A Luddite, already!
You go girl … pointing


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May 19, 2020 9:20 PM CST I am A Luddite, already!
Orzzz: It seems corporate America can't believe anyone can not be awash in a flood of tech. To me it is mind boggling all the junk out there. Streaming, cable, smart everything, cars with screens instead of knobs.
I have a modern TV in the LR my guy bought me. It is hooked up to an antenna and I get whatever it gets. He also gave me his old DVD player which I never watch, unless he wants to when here. Watch the news and maybe a show here or there. Go through the channels and end up watching the Weather channel just for noise.Or the local analog channel. Bad when the best show on is the weather!
I listen to NPR/WPR/BBC on the radio during the night and morning. On an old boom box AM/FM/ Cassette radio.
The BR TV is still analog. Converter died so it sits there in case I feel like playing a VHS that sits on top.
My cell is a pre-paid flip that I carry only in case I fall and need help or something emergency type. I use the land line. Internet is via telephone line and is to my 20 year old Dell PC that runs XP. What more do I need?
I don't play video games. I do crafts, read extensively or work outside on my farm.
My newest car has a radio with buttons, heater with controls and the fanciest thing on it is a remote that opens the doors and trunk. My others are all older than 76.
I dont skype nor messenger. Used to with my guy but they don't work anymore. I told him what dif. What is the big deal of me looking at him, looking at me, looking at him, looking at me. We talk on the phone.
I don't facebook or tweet or any of the other stuff I never heard of.
I see tech as tools. And of little to no use to me. Even crafting I tend to use old hand tools. Simple, easy to use, never need charging and get free exercise too.
Modern things I like, electricity and in door plumbing. The electricity runs the blower on my wood furnace.
So sorry corporate America, not enamored with your high tech crap that costs too much and is obsolete in 6 months. And not buying it.
By the way, still running a 1949 IH freezer.
I use microsoft xp on my mac mini for those legacy programs that don't run on osx. Your truck is neat, especially the gangster whitewalls. Your bike reminds me of my first bike which was a triumph tiger cub Dirt bike which had a kick arse 250 cc.Engine. Not sure I could ride a hardtail today. I don’t know if I could Keep feeding wood to a furnace like that. I have friends in Wisconsin and they tell me its so cold there that they get ice cream when they milk the cows there. wave
May 19, 2020 10:07 PM CST I am A Luddite, already!
galrads: I use microsoft xp on my mac mini for those legacy programs that don't run on osx. Your truck is neat, especially the gangster whitewalls. Your bike reminds me of my first bike which was a triumph tiger cub Dirt bike which had a kick arse 250 cc.Engine. Not sure I could ride a hardtail today. I don’t know if I could Keep feeding wood to a furnace like that. I have friends in Wisconsin and they tell me its so cold there that they get ice cream when they milk the cows there.
I wonder if you could get butter pecan flavor ice cream?? That's gotta be painful to the cows... crying
May 20, 2020 6:59 AM CST I am A Luddite, already!
ChesneyChristonline today!
ChesneyChristonline today!ChesneyChristManchester, Greater Manchester, England UK7,098 Posts
Personally I hope we take the best of the luddites. In some sense you might believe that an aging population does not find so much happiness in the latest iPhone. Although the proliferation of toys is all we've ever known - even if you're 80 - and all experience is in some sense infantilised it might turn out that age isn't just a number.
May 21, 2020 5:18 PM CST I am A Luddite, already!
Fortunately there are still some of us who know the old ways. Like Amish folks. My windmill dates from 1935. It started to squeal again. Then froze in position. An Amish man, in his 50s was brought out. He made a few trips up and down it. Filled the oil tank with hydraulic oil which he said lasts better than straight grade oil. Replaced the bolt that was missing and a pin. He even stood on the old wood platform like it was nothing. That mill is part of my farm my whole life. I don't think internet offers repair people local.
Sad part is all the knowledge and skills it takes a person a lifetime to learn. And now adays, no young want to learn it. So it dies with that person.
What is new is not always better. And when people get hung up on all modern, and that modern fails, how does society survive?
If one reads, I think half of todays tech originated with Leonardo DaVinci, (spell check cant even give me the right spelling), Edison and others. It just took later gens to figure out how to build them.
May 21, 2020 5:33 PM CST I am A Luddite, already!
Catchup7
Catchup7Catchup7Pardeeville, Wisconsin USA1 Threads 3,975 Posts
I'm behind in times myself.
I still use a VCR and play old games that were put on my Windows 7 (2007) computer.
I have a flip phone that doesn't go on the Internet and I still have a landline phone.
I do pay for basic cable, the lowest tear.
I don't have a smart TV.
I still have the original Atari and first Nintendo system that came out.
My mom in her 80's is more up to date than I am.
I just don't care to upgrade I guess.
May 21, 2020 5:36 PM CST I am A Luddite, already!
Catchup7
Catchup7Catchup7Pardeeville, Wisconsin USA1 Threads 3,975 Posts
I'm not on FB either.
May 22, 2020 12:33 AM CST I am A Luddite, already!
And we have full, happy lives, don't we?cheering
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