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  •  Hurray (0+ / 0-)

    for your selective adoption of technology. It may be that to "keep up" in the modern world, we will one-day all need to adopt Twitter. At one time, civilized inhabitants of the post-industrial Western world, all realized they needed telephone service. Each person needed a private telephone number, shared, at most, by members of one household. Then, in the 1980s, telephone answering machines became universal (I remember that), because people increasingly resented calling somebody who wasn't home, and hearing only ringing. Then, in the 1990s, everybody realized they needed easy access to email and the internet.

    When email first caught on, I jumped on it with both feet. I have had a personal email account continuously since 1996 or so. I love it. I was much slower to adopt cell-phone technology, though I've finally, reluctantly, gotten around to that, too. With my next cell-phone upgrade, I may even acquire text-ing capability, and see how that goes for me.

    It isn't just that I'd aged between the widespread adoption of email, and the widespread adoption of cell phones; I really believe one technology immediately enhanced my life. The other, I adopted only reluctantly, so I could "keep up."

    Thanks for the diary, and for explicitly rejecting a technology that doesn't suit your mentality, social habits, life.

    I hope Twitter is only a fad.

    Tipped and rec'd.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 07:05:00 PM PST

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