Thursday, August 09, 2007

Technology I'm Not Into

1. Having a 5 on Your Cell Phone

I don't even get this. Does this mean calls are only free if you have them in your 5? Versus Verizon where everyone is free if they're on you network? Also, I always see this commercial and think of how evilly 8th grade girls will use this. Lisa? Oh yah, she used to be in my 5, but now I've kicked her out. And Tonya? I like her, but she just doesn't make the cut


2. iPod

I think I'm very alone on this. but my iPod continues to pick up dust. I was all excited when I got it, and thought that even though I don't use walkmen, I could use the iPod to move music from home to work. But it's such a fucking bitch to move music back and forth. I guess if I did the iRip or iCopy or iBitchassho things would be alright, but it seems just as easy to carry a CD to work once in while and rip it to my computer. And instead of organizing me, my music now seems all spread out (is that song on my iTunes at home? At work? In a CD downstairs?)


3. IMing

Messenger scares me. Maybe it has to do w/ the type of job you have, but I can't think of anything worse than being interrupted constantly by small talk. And isn't the point of e-mail that you get to think for a little before you write? I just think it is a very very bad development. Or perhaps it is already out.

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Anonymous migeulito said...

Chuckd,
I think you're going to be in a very small camp on the ipod thing. Even though I don't own one myself, my mp3 serves as the repository for all my current music - I don't have to have a bazillion different tapes or cd's in the car, can bring it to work, or anywhere else for that matter. For those that take mass transit, it is essential. Do you feel that you're as technically savvy as need be to operate one of these things? Sounding a bit like an old math teacher in 1972 when calculators came out...

Off topic - I love the new storage rooms - they feel like Swedish saunas!

12:31 pm  
Blogger Michael5000 said...

1. I'm so not into THAT technology that I don't even know what you are talking about.

2. MP3 players are a wonderful, life-enhancing technology that I treasure. Except I seldom use it for music. I did at first, until I discovered... books. Books and lecture series. There's a basically infinite number of them at the library. I listen to them while I'm working out; with a good book, I can run for an hour without noticing, learning the whole time about 14th Century history or some crazy shit.

As for the technical problems of moving files back and forth, well, you'll get used to it eventually, grandma.

3. I have the kind of job where it's awesome to be interupted constantly by small talk.

3:29 pm  
Blogger Karin said...

1. I don't even have a cell phone, but because I watch way too much TV, I know what you're talking about. Marketing can make anything look attractive.

2. I listen to 12 minutes of NPR on the way to work and 12 minutes on the way home. Just enough to not know what the heck anyone's talking about. I keep thinking I'll bring some CDs to the car, but they're never in their cases. An iPod might be handy, but I'll just wait for the subdermally implanted iPod chip with barcode tattoo.

3. IM-ing? I'm so bad that my husband and I IM each other inside our own apartment. It goes like this, "Didn't you wanna watch Monk?" "Yeah." "Well, it's on. You better get up here quick before you miss the opening murder scene."

12:57 am  
Anonymous emho said...

I barely have 2 on my cellphone...I don't get this whole texting phenomenon. All the kids are doing it and it makes me feel old. Plus I get charged for it. Grandma has to watch her pennies!

I love, love portable music. During the recent move MF and I found ourselves with a huge box full of CDs and we can't really figure out what to do with them. I don't particularly love my ipod b/c it's really old and you can barely read the screen. Can I have yours?

IM is the shit! So much easier than composing an email or picking up the phone. It's perfect for those of us with ADD.

Here's a few technologies that I don't get:

Twitter: Do people really need to know what you are doing every moment? Do we care?

Facebook/myspace/[insert social networking technology here]: I prefer friends in the real world, although I must admit the voyeaur in me loves reading other people's profiles. :-)

7:27 am  
Blogger Kadonkadonk said...

Holy crap - people post LONG comments on your blog!!

8:03 pm  
Blogger Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I'm with you on points one and three, but I'm pretty damn dependent upon my ipod from my bike rides to plugging it into the stereo so everyone has to listen to 5000 songs of my choice.

10:00 am  
Blogger The [Cherry] Ride said...

I am speechless.

2:20 pm  
Blogger Jenny! said...

I think that the whole email/IM age is cheapening conversation as it is. It has also dumbed people down a bit. We don't use punctuation properly, proper language mechanics and proper english...it's sad! Some people can't even write a real letter...even at a law firm! Pathetic! I am a huge email/IM fan, but I still try ot use proper writing skills in the process, it just feels wrong not using punctuation and proper emglish! Wow, looking back at that...my punctuation and spellin sucks!

Anyway, I just got an iPod and I love it...although getting all my music into the one place to put it on the iPod has been a fuckingpain!

8:15 am  

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