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  •  I just can't be bothered to keep up (5+ / 0-)

    with technology. My very first computer had 4mb of RAM. You had to create special boot disks to load or disable different drivers depending on what game you wanted to play.

    But at this point, I don't want to learn and relearn new technologies that cost a lot of money to use, and will be obsolete in five years.

    I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business.

    by CFAmick on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 11:18:44 AM PST

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    •  Well said. (4+ / 0-)
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      SethRightmer, LinSea, qofdisks, Kevskos

      Some people think old timers don't want to learn new technology because they don't understand it.

      The truth for many of us is that we understand it all too well: we have lived through enough new technologies to understand how cyclical (and occasionally ephemeral) it all can be.  

      I have found it's best to focus on the stuff I know I use while keeping an eye on the new on the off-chance there will be something actually useful.

      "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

      by JBL55 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 11:40:58 AM PST

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    •  4mb?!? LUXURY! (6+ / 0-)

      You were LUCKY! I used to DREAM of 4Mb! Why, in my day, computers had 4 KILOBYTES! And we were GRATEFUL!

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