[LINK] USDAFoodSafety is using Twitter.
grove at zeta.org.au
grove at zeta.org.au
Mon Mar 30 15:23:59 EST 2009
On Mon, 30 Mar 2009, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> grove at zeta.org.au wrote:
>> Yes, it is a rhetorical device I use. I am actually a heavy technology user
>> but not of mobile technologies.
> Join the club :)
>> Twitter is something used mostly on a mobile phone or PDA, so that is why I
>> do not know much about it, as I tend to avoid portable devices where I can.
>> I decided about 10 years ago that adopting mobile platforms was not for me
>> and I limit the usage whereever I can.
> Yup. I made a similar decision years ago, back in the 20th century.
> One reason was not wishing to be beholden to a growing array of
> devices that want my constant attention. Email still seems the
> tried and true. Store, forward and don't bother me.
> But I was also witness to any number of people forgetting the PDA
> here, destroying a mobile phone accidentally there. I watched one
> fellow come into a meeting festooned with phone + PDA + wallet. He
> left the meeting and two of the three items behind. I had to laugh.
> Not to mention the ecological impact of all of these devices. And
> now I read that the phone industry is creating a new kind of
> impact: since they are moving to a standardised industry-wide battery
> charger and connector, literally hundreds of millions of existing
> chargers will wind up in the tip.
Looks like we are soul mates ;) I would probably have an
iPhone, but honestly, do not think that I'd use it much
beyond what I do now, which is just voice and the occasional SMS.
So, I stick with the one work gave me, back in 2003.....
I do have a Nintendo DS, but I only play with it when I am
decompressing after a stressful day.
I wonder if there is a name for people who are full on tech users,
that disavow these shiny, intricate baubles that flash, twitter and beep?
We can't be luddites, because (IMHO) many of of us use very high end gear indeed.
Maybe we are "CRUST"ie's :
Capably Resistant Users (of) Sessile Technology
Rachel Polanskis Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
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