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|Subject: Re: Should I Really Join Facebook?||Date: 9/17/2012 3:08 PM|
|Author: MichaelRead||Number: 17845 of 19638|
My wife and I are old fashioned. She doesn't even want to bother with a computer. We call people on the phone if we want to talk to them; we enjoy seeing people in person at church or elsewhere, and use road maps if necessary. We dearly love the peace and quiet resulting from NOT having a bunch of beeping, annoying gadgets around us.
To each his or her own, I guess!
My point, of which you are a damn good example, is though we’re the older generation we aren’t bemused by technology. Sure, we pick and choose what technologies we adopt yet we do, in certain areas of our interests, keep abreast of what’s current and leading. Age hasn’t slowed that.
I’ll bet a dollar when you’re on shortwave you’re chatting about this and that but also about equipment and what works best and what doesn’t. You are up-to-date on shortwave ‘stuff’. And I’ll bet another dollar that no one knows your true age unless you tell them.
Mine is audio/visual. For 50 years I’ve built just about all the components making up a good system. Now I have a superb setup because I not only continue having the interest but because I know what works and what doesn’t. I answer questions on TMF’s Help With This Home Theater board and no one there bases what I write on the fact I am an old fart.
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