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RE: The basic problem

Ah, but things are improving, the latest orgasmatrons have built in Ethernet and Wi-Fi!

I've never thought of myself as one of 'them', and I'm probably not, but I like to walk and have had to make some real adjustments. Just a few years ago there were often many howdys or even chats involved, now I'm learning to watch for the telltale white cord so that I can save my breath and be prepared to take evasive action if required because those so equipped are totally unaware of their surroundings and other people.

It is an interesting social phase, it's not that they don't enjoy friends and social intercourse, it's that it has become divorced from physicality. Fact is, I'm doing it right now, but at my age I don't do it in public...

However I've tried. A friend gave me an iPod a few years ago for my birthday and I tried using it while walking. Not a pretty picture, apparently I rely on my ears for survival when ambulating and use my eyes to gawk around at things for enjoyment. Losing the hearing part meant that I had to compensate by constantly looking for cars, bicycles, pedestrians, joggers and dogs which meant that it was neither safe nor enjoyable.

But the risk is low sitting here in the couch typing to you.

This whole thing is a logical progression starting with mail then telephones etc. and is still a long way from being terminal. The virtual workplace has been around long enough that we are largely used to it, real-time virtual hanging-out together when in motion is rather new to the masses but as a Ham I did it decades ago. Life is change, flow with it.

Regards, Rick

PS: I don't rely on "the cloud" to always be there nor does anyone I know, and my music and pictures are safe enough. Records are not the goods, they are just the box.


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