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I agree about not wanting to be ONLINE all the time, which is why I still have a Nokia phone - no texting, no camera, no internet. Just takes and makes phone calls, which is all I need.

Just 'cause it's new doesn't meant it's better!

Richard John Marcej

I also agree about not wanting to be online all the time, which is why I own an iPhone.
I can text, take pictures, search the net and use it to make phone calls.

But I also can NOT text, take pictures, search the net or use it to make phone calls.

Just because you have devices that do these things doesn't mean you have to.

I live by the credo; "Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you have to."

Mike Peterson

I'll admit that I'm not the sort who has a box of cookies just sitting around for weeks untouched, and, if I had a smartphone chirping away to tell me I just got an email, I'd take it out of my pocket to look. I'd also look things up instead of just pondering them as I wandered the woods.

We can debate whether that is an issue of personality or of character another time, however, as well as whether being chirped at is annoying even if you don't answer. Still, another good credo is "Know thyself."

The fact remains that I am only away from my desk for brief periods anyway, and, as said, the only time portable email and Internet would be useful is when I'm on the road, which doesn't happen often. I'd be a damn fool to pay double what I do simply for the 10 or 15 days out of the year it might prove useful.

If I had what we used to refer to as "a straight job" that involved going to an office for several hours every day, I'd probably have a smartphone.

And an ulcer, but that's a different conversation.


Thanks for the re-introduction to YDK.

My comics reading is a little less broad these days and I have missed that nugget.


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