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MichaelR :

To clarify...

I've been an Extra Class FCC licensed radio amateur for over 50 years. I've built a lot of my stuff, have designed many antennas and put them up myself, have managed to contact virtually all of the countries in the world (and actually know where they are, too), and have been active in various contests and competitions, doing rather well in them.

In other words, I don't consider myself "doddering", but I do not choose to get all ensnarled in what I call the "crap" of Twittering, Texting, Ipods, Ibooks or whatever. (Yes, I finally got a Facebook account, but severely limited it to maybe half a dozen family members only.) I do enjoy emailing a few friends, and sometimes also enjoy these bulletin boards. Oh, and I do enjoy reading books.

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!

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