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Cell phone ManiaPosted Saturday, July 14, 2007, at 8:24 AM
I readily admit that I love my cell phone, but I really wonder if things are getting out of hand with this dandy little gadget!
I'm watching the CBS Saturday morning news, and they just went from the death of five teenagers caused by driver text-messaging - to an infomercial about the new I-phones (eye phones??) which --- get this -- can show MOVIES!
What are we doing to ourselves??
All these marvelous inventions are great for ringing someone up to tell them you're running late or whiling away the time in the dentist's office (instead of reading old Newsweeks from 1996), but they have no place in the driver's seat of a car!
I have a friend who spends her life with the cell phone glued to her ear. She might as well have an implant!
The world is changing too fast for us old folks to keep up with it! I haven't even learned to text-message - and I don't know how to set up the voice mail on my cell phone.
By the time I learn something, it's obsolete!! The tech guy (who's probably about ten...) makes insulting remarks about my 4-year-old computer.
Hey! I can't afford to buy a new computer every year! Okay, so I have to wait two minutes for my dial-up system to log onto my email! At least I HAVE email. I know a lot of folks my age who won't touch either a computer OR a cell phone! They think they're evil agents of the Devil!!
And maybe they are........!!!
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Madeline (Giles) DeJournett is the Advance writer for the North Stoddard Countian. A retired high school English/history teacher, she spent 32 years teaching in 5 schools in Missouri and Alaska. These days, she lives quietly with a menagerie of wild and domestic animals on 52 secluded acres in the remote Tillman hills south of Advance. She graduated from Dexter High School in 1960 and Southeast Missouri State in 1964. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.