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Old 06-01-2015, 11:19 AM   #51
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I recently read an article that talked about the tail-end of the Gen-X'rs (born in the late 70's early 80's like me) that were basically the last of us that really grew up before technology took over but were still young enough when it came about to embrace it.

How Technology Influenced Generation X | POPSUGAR Tech

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We can quickly turn curmudgeonly in the face of teens who've never written a letter, but we're glued to our smartphones just like they are.
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:53 PM   #52
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Want to talk to your kids? Send them a text. Even if they are in the same room with you. For sure they will read it.


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Old 06-01-2015, 01:07 PM   #53
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I live by my kinna smart phone when I am working but when I am off I turn it off.
I do not text, if you need to communicate with me voice is good face to face is better.

As for the kids and grandkids, when they want something from me they have learned how much better I respond when it is voice or face to face.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:45 PM   #54
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I do not text, if you need to communicate with me voice is good face to face is better.
My parents say the same thing. Then I call them and they never hear the phone ring. So I can't win...

If I just need to tell them something quick and don't need a response, I'll send them a text. They can receive them, just won't send them.

It's better than the 10 minutes of them saying "What?" and me repeating myself because they also need hearing aids.
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:00 PM   #55
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I was born in 62 and when I wasn't in school I was outside...bike riding or playing football or exploring the woods.
Today, kids have lost the joy of playing outside and I'm amazed at how many are at our neighborhood bus stop in the morning...they are never outside!!


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Old 06-01-2015, 03:19 PM   #56
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I live by my kinna smart phone when I am working but when I am off I turn it off.
I do not text, if you need to communicate with me voice is good face to face is better.

As for the kids and grandkids, when they want something from me they have learned how much better I respond when it is voice or face to face.
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I was born in 62 and when I wasn't in school I was outside...bike riding or playing football or exploring the woods.
Today, kids have lost the joy of playing outside and I'm amazed at how many are at our neighborhood bus stop in the morning...they are never outside!!
I agree, I accept calls and texts from our 2 boys due to their locations, but we've finally convinced our granddaughters that if you want to communicate with grandma and grandpa, either come over to the house or call. If you come to the house, leave your damned cell phone in your car. Either talk to us and forget the damned phone or go on your way and do what you think is more important. If we take them out to eat, the rule is: the phones are left in the car or turned off.
IMO, it is about as rude as you can be to go to a restaurant and spend 1/2 the time on a damn phone. I have been known to just get up, pay the bill and leave them sitting. Call me a bad a**, but enough is enough. Either converse with folks or go play with your phone. Oh, and if your phone should happen to ring because you forgot to turn it off, leave the table and go outside to talk, I don't want to hear 1/2 of a senseless conversation.
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OK on another note.... where is the best place to mount my 8 track player inside or outside in the storage bin
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:30 PM   #58
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OK on another note.... where is the best place to mount my 8 track player inside or outside in the storage bin
Inside by the TV, next to the Sony beta player.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:33 PM   #59
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We walked to school....my kids were not allowed to by the school dist., it was up hill both ways & in 3 feet of snow when I was young.........

My grandfather hated TV other than the night Gunsmoke came on.... he kept his RCA Black & White with doors on the front til it finally went out in late 1960s. Also shoveled coal into his furnace............. Had to wait on the phone til the neighbors got off the party line...... Those were the days.....


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Old 06-01-2015, 04:36 PM   #60
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Hey OC
Would you please say what you really mean & quit beating around the bush!:
Just kidding; I agree with you 100%
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