User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 13 of 13

Thread: I Love Technology

  1. #11
    V.I.P
    Points: 364,468, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 100.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassYour first GroupOverdrive50000 Experience PointsTagger First ClassVeteran
    Awards:
    Frequent Poster
    Chris's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    384827
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    123,790
    Points
    364,468
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    11,314
    Thanked 32,392x in 24,226 Posts
    Mentioned
    1474 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    I was that way with cell phones for years, refused to go that route, once I did I found it a major convenience.

    You don't have to upgrade every new version. My parents have had the same basic cellphone for ages now. I looked at Windows 8 for about a week, before I decided it just doesn't add enough to a desktop 'puter. But my cell phone plan allows fairly cheap upgrade every two years, so for a couple $100 why not I figure. I save by buying Dickies at Walmart. :-)

    Hasn't this planned obsolescence been true for much of what's on the market, cars and trucks, appliances, etc. It generates wealth.

  2. #12
    Original Ranter
    Points: 235,345, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 71.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second Class50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteran
    Captain Obvious's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    766221
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    68,502
    Points
    235,345
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    24,153
    Thanked 32,360x in 22,063 Posts
    Mentioned
    860 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I was that way with cell phones for years, refused to go that route, once I did I found it a major convenience.

    You don't have to upgrade every new version. My parents have had the same basic cellphone for ages now. I looked at Windows 8 for about a week, before I decided it just doesn't add enough to a desktop 'puter. But my cell phone plan allows fairly cheap upgrade every two years, so for a couple $100 why not I figure. I save by buying Dickies at Walmart. :-)

    Hasn't this planned obsolescence been true for much of what's on the market, cars and trucks, appliances, etc. It generates wealth.
    You don't seem like a Dickies guy.

    Agreed - the concept is "you can't sell something you can't re-sell again" or whatever, and maybe it's me but I have little patience with $#@! that is designed to be cumbersome and complicated. And I'm not a tech idiot either, my standards are just higher.

    So I find those niches that work for me. Cars? No $#@!ing way am I getting one loaded with all that electronic bull$#@! - not a $#@!ing chance. I drive an F-250 that doesn't even have carpeting and has manual windows and it kicks ass. My second car is a stick hatchback, for gas mileage. Wife drives something wifey, but it's not stupid with options.

    I can make an interesting suggestion though, IMO our standard of living has recently experienced a "correction" of sorts and I am thinking that simplicity and practicality may make a comeback at some point. Considering the deepening divide between classes there will still be silly luxury stuff, but I see a demand for simplicity around the corner.
    my junk is ugly

  3. #13
    Points: 26,802, Level: 39
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 148
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialTagger Second Class25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    roadmaster's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    5413
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    8,534
    Points
    26,802
    Level
    39
    Thanks Given
    1,225
    Thanked 1,555x in 1,272 Posts
    Mentioned
    116 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Simplicity is better when it comes to autos. I have what people call a sports car and those electronic windows have failed twice now and had to have it fixed. The old truck, manual windows never failed me and still runs great.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts


Critical Acclaim
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO