Every morning after breakfast I make the trek upstairs to check my email, and whatever else the PC has in mind for me. Usually it’s comments or likes from something I posted on Facebook, or it’s a comment about my blog. Lately however I am getting requests to download “apps”, check out friends on Linkedin, Twitter away my day, or join someone on Google+, whatever the hell that is.
Amazingly I did sign up for Linkedin when I lost my job last year, but apparently no one noticed my skills as a “Independent Wine and Spirits Professional”. At least no one has called to hire me yet (for the record I am still looking for a job like that).
Whenever I click on some of these requests/links I see things like “especially good for smart phone apps”, and often the people who are sending me these things have taken the liberty of already adding my name to whatever the program is? Can I please set a few things straight?
I do not have a smart phone. I am not smart, and do not need one, nor can I afford one. The cell phone I have works perfectly fine, and will suffice if I have an emergency on the road (the only reason I even own a cell phone). Likewise I use it so seldom that I have accumulated so many minutes that AT&T has given up counting them. Next I don’t need to learn another program, app, or method of contact. I am perfectly happy with the phone, email and the internet. Everything else is just more of the same, no matter what you call it.Fay and I are also avid readers but we prefer “books” not Nooks, Kindles, Kobos, pinatas, whatever ….you know. those bound paper products that have pages, and written text. You see I like collecting books, and adding them to my book shelves, and if I leave a book on a plane, I can get another for a minimal cost. If I leave one of those other electic “thigamajigs” on the plane I am out quite a few bucks.
Lastly, I do not plan on putting a camera on my head, and taking movies of my metal detecting forays in the field. I do it for my enjoyment, not that of others. Plus I doubt very much that anyone would want to watch me spend ten minutes of getting to the kneeling positon, and fifteen more trying to stand upright again. A detector, headphones, digging tool and apron are all I need, although a walker may well be become part of my arsenal pretty soon.
Trust me, I can appreciate all the new things that are out there. Just don’t sign me up. It’s all I can do to set the sprinkler system to automatic, or the clocks after a power outage. In the meantime you play with your I phone, I pad, GPS, Google plus, Android, Linkedin and whatever else turns you on. Just leave me out please?
ANOTHER AMAZING FIND…