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Why are people so obsessed over the latest cell phone? It's just a telephone, people. Get a life!

Simmering Frog 2012/06/26 04:33:18
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  • kofp 2012/09/14 07:18:10
    kofp
    +1
    I agree, all the modern telephones look alike however the old telephones were a thing of beauty. Here's a couple of mine: candlestick phone with bell box candlestick reproduction
    People buy common new stuff basically because they don't think out of the box, they're mindless sheeple sheeple
  • bricklyn 2012/06/27 00:57:05
    bricklyn
    My thoughts exactly. Very little is so important that you cannot wait 30 minutes or an hour to make a call.

    Everyone seem like there entire life depends on making calls that they cannot even put it down for even 5 minutes without having a major panic attack.
  • Jim 2012/06/26 20:59:42
    Jim
    Alexander Graham Bell would roll his eyes! Talking of whom, who did AGB phone when he invented it?
  • bricklyn Jim 2012/06/27 00:59:15
    bricklyn
    Rolling his eyes and turning over in his grave.
  • Chukroast 2012/06/26 06:24:39
    Chukroast
    +1
    Totally agree.
  • C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT 2012/06/26 05:20:33
    C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT
    Keeping up with the Jonses mentality, although, some are cool and have more functions. That's like saying why do people want DVD or Blu-ray?
    Just hang onto your VHS or Betamax, lol
    Technology moves leaps and bounds every few years and people wanna keep up
  • bricklyn C-ZAR™,... 2012/06/27 00:59:59
    bricklyn
    +1
    It is not every few years. I know that there are many who want new phones every few months.
  • C-ZAR™,... bricklyn 2012/06/27 01:15:48
    C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT
    +1
    I think the techno boom is quickening, every few months a new improvement is made they just gotta have
  • BigFig#9 2012/06/26 04:44:26
    BigFig#9
    Well maybe it's because I work in that industry but they are moving ahead in leaps and bounds...Right now having a 6 month newer cell phone is like moving from a 1970 Chevy to a 2012 BMW... That said I'm still 'driving' my 2 year old BB Torch and will suffer with it a while longer...
  • bricklyn BigFig#9 2012/06/27 00:58:42
    bricklyn
    +1
    Excuse me....you will 'suffer' with it for a while longer. What they hell does that mean. I assume you still have the ability to make phone calls.
  • BigFig#9 bricklyn 2012/06/27 03:59:57
    BigFig#9
    Phone calls? You use your phone to speak with people? Now a days that 'is' an app but web access, email, linked in, music and a dozen other things are more important...
  • bricklyn BigFig#9 2012/06/27 05:17:35
    bricklyn
    Sadly, people seem to 'think' they are important, when they really are not.
  • BigFig#9 bricklyn 2012/06/27 05:32:20
    BigFig#9
    Well let's see - client sends me an email, I don't respond to email right away, he finds another vendor.... That makes my smartphone important!
  • bricklyn BigFig#9 2012/07/04 05:29:48
    bricklyn
    I was not speaking about people who actually use their phone for work. You were mentioning music, linkedIn etc. Those things are not work related either.

    I see teens and young adults who are attached at the ear with their cell phone and cannot make though a meal with out their phone.

    Important calls are:
    Guess what, Jack just texted me
    what color lipstick should I wear tonight
    Mom would let me go out tonight as I have homework to do
    I am bored, do you want to do something
    What up

    The list is nauseating
  • BigFig#9 bricklyn 2012/07/06 06:11:42
    BigFig#9
    Banal conversations have always happened - that they now happen over sophisticated pieces of technology is not an indictment of the devices as much as an indictment of our communication skills...
  • bricklyn BigFig#9 2012/07/10 03:45:33
    bricklyn
    I simply think that is is abused by many. I see no reason for anyone under the age of 16 to have a phone at all unless they are paying for it themselves.

    There was a discussion on the radio this week about the exact same thing and it took a group of 9 teens to decide what color of shoes one girl should buy as they texted back and forth for over 40 minutes to make a decision. The girl could not decide for herself. That is very sad in my estimation that any person is that dependent on a group that they cannot have any independent thought of their own.
  • Shawna 2012/06/26 04:37:26
    Shawna
    Says the guy who wants an ipad..... ;-)
  • Simmeri... Shawna 2012/06/26 04:39:41
    Simmering Frog
    +1
    Huh? I don't want an Ipad.
  • Shawna Simmeri... 2012/06/26 17:24:17
    Shawna
    +2
    I thought you did. My mistake. Darn. Now I have to find something else to tease you about.

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