Hi Tech makeslife more difficult

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    I am not a modern person.

    Havent even been on facebook or twitter. (is this something new?)

    Grew up in the era when color tv was a big deal -and the advent of VCRS -first time you could record programs to watch at a late rtime. DVDs and Blu Ray enhancements....

    Could take or leave high def or 3D tv.

    Dont need a blackberry or Iphone.

    Do have a cellphone.
     
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    Does your horse have an iPad?
     
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    VCR first time you could recordto watch at a later date -by far the biggest advancement - before vieweres were slave -

    Advent of color Tv next biggest.

    Still cant tell HDTV or 3d ....
     
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    As with anything there are pros and cons.
    With computerization, I do honestly believe there is more cons than pros.
    Forbes magazine did a study some 10 years ago, Harvard did a similar study..and others. They all came to the same conclusion - computers and the necessary software has cost businesses more than what they saved.

    At the same time, computer technology has permanently changed how people work. They work harder, longer and often have expected availability after hours and even while on vacation via cell phones and email.

    At the same time, with 450 available channels and 100,000 of instant movies at your fingertips - we are all living increasingly sedentary/isolated lives.
    Our children who spend all waking hours looking at the TV or playing video games - are increasingly becoming more passive aggressive towards others and are unquestionably more and more apathetic about others.

    I could go on for hours.
    For those of us who lived decades before mass computerization - I think I can speak for most...it was better before.
     
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    Blue screen of fucking death, SUCKS




    Yes it makes life more difficult, more so when you rely on them and they dont work any more!!
     
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    But you can use technology to complain about it to a bunch of people you've never met!
     
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    VCR changed everthing.............
     
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    yeah, just ask the pron industry :lol:
     
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    GPS is the best ever. Yet I recall how cool it was to be able to print driving directions off the internet rather than screwing around with a map. Now instead a somewhat annoying voice tells me what to do and gets me where I'm going.
     
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    I was led to believe that technology would reduce paperwork. That hasn't happened.
     

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