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I don't like technology. I keep my use of it minimal. I have a cell phone that calls people. It also can be used for texting, but it has no Internet capabilities. And I have a laptop.

I do not have a smart phone, an iPad, a GPS, a tablet or any other "nifty" gadget. I prefer it that way.

Earlier this year, however, I couldn't deny my overwhelming desire for a Kindle. I love to read and they just seemed so cool. I waited and waited for the price to drop and when it finally hit $139, I caved and got one. I love it!

But now they've introduced the Kindle Fire for just $199. Dang it! That's why I hate technology. If I just would have waited a few more months, I could have gotten a much better Kindle for just $60 more. This is why I don't waste money on gadgets. As soon as you buy them, they're obsolete.

So, will I buy a Kindle Fire? Absolutely not. I'm not falling for that again!


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megalen commented on Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011 at 10:49 AM

This is so true. I have been in the technology business for years and have found that the next model is on the drawing board before anew product is released.

cschroeder commented on Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011 at 15:13 PM

You should get a smartphone!

lholmes commented on Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011 at 18:06 PM

i can understand getting a smartphone if my business requires it, but those getting it for the streaming of movies and videos. Who would want to watch movies on a little 2-3 inch screen? I'd much rather have a tablet for that. On a recent hospital stay, my laptop saved my sanity. I could watch dvd's and stream my cherished Netflix through it. Doing that on a phone would drive me nuts.

Iknowyou commented on Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 07:51 AM

I have never owned a cell phone much less a smart phone and I will guarantee you I make more money than anyone else on these blogs.

sebekm commented on Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 10:36 AM

IKY: If you have too much, send some my way....

Iknowyou commented on Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 13:07 PM

I have never had too much money but I will keep you in mind sebekm if that ever happens.

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 14:21 PM

IKY: I could use a few coins.

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 14:26 PM

Same here Ms.B. AS I have stated before, I believe the unabomber was right but employed the wrong methodology in trying to make his point;ie killing people.


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