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Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: September 12, 2017 08:05PM
Watch: What the iPhone Helped Destroy
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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: 3d
Date: September 12, 2017 09:11PM
A few more things not specifically mentioned.

Compact cameras (not DSLRs... yet)
Compact video cameras. (Flip Ultra and Kodak Zi8)
Stand along GPS units (Garmin and TomTom)
Paper and electronic day planners (Palm Pilots and Handspring Visors)
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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: MGS_forgot_password
Date: September 12, 2017 09:25PM
The Mac
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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: September 12, 2017 09:32PM
Doorbells. Yes - heard this on the radio: millenials, when arriving at their friends house, don't ring the doorbell. They text "Here."



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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: freeradical
Date: September 12, 2017 09:53PM
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3d
A few more things not specifically mentioned.

Compact cameras (not DSLRs... yet)
Compact video cameras. (Flip Ultra and Kodak Zi8)
Stand along GPS units (Garmin and TomTom)
Paper and electronic day planners (Palm Pilots and Handspring Visors)

I'd agree with stand alone video cameras, but the rest of those things...nyet...

In fact, I bought a Garmin etrex 20x about a year ago.

Battery life alone makes it an iPhone killer out in the wilds.
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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 12, 2017 10:06PM
.....privacy......



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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: Ammo
Date: September 12, 2017 10:10PM
The opportunity for meaningful face-to-face interaction with another human being.



"When the tree falls, the monkeys scatter." Chinese proverb.

Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination.

"The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow." Jim Hightower
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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 12, 2017 10:14PM
......and....my eyes are up here......



....people looking you in the eye when they talk to you or looking up when they walk across the street......???



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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: 3d
Date: September 12, 2017 10:51PM
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3d
A few more things not specifically mentioned.

Compact cameras (not DSLRs... yet)
Compact video cameras. (Flip Ultra and Kodak Zi8)
Stand along GPS units (Garmin and TomTom)
Paper and electronic day planners (Palm Pilots and Handspring Visors)

I'd agree with stand alone video cameras, but the rest of those things...nyet...

In fact, I bought a Garmin etrex 20x about a year ago.

Battery life alone makes it an iPhone killer out in the wilds.

Ohh... i forgot about that niche market. I meant GPS as in everyday auto navigation. Waze is the best thing since neon green post-it notes. Now post it notes is something an iPhone has NOT destroyed. Physical contact of pen on paper square with magical sticky substance.
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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: wave rider
Date: September 12, 2017 11:30PM
My memory, can't remember phone numbers since I don't have to...



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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 13, 2017 01:13AM
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NewtonMP2100
......and....my eyes are up here......



....people looking you in the eye when they talk to you or looking up when they walk across the street......???

Amen. I see people crossing the street with their nose buried in a screen, and don't even look up.
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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: 3d
Date: September 13, 2017 08:01AM
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Racer X
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NewtonMP2100
......and....my eyes are up here......



....people looking you in the eye when they talk to you or looking up when they walk across the street......???

Amen. I see people crossing the street with their nose buried in a screen, and don't even look up.

I see people with the phone up to their face when the phone isn't even on. It's like a security blanket or something.
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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: September 13, 2017 09:58AM
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Ammo
The opportunity for meaningful face-to-face interaction with another human being.


What's that? wiggle smiley



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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: $tevie
Date: September 13, 2017 10:14AM
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Uncle Wig
Doorbells. Yes - heard this on the radio: millenials, when arriving at their friends house, don't ring the doorbell. They text "Here."

This just happened to my sister. Her cell phone was charging in another room. She was expecting someone who was picking up something she'd listed on a site for free. The only reason she knew the person was out there was she could see through the front window that someone was on her stoop. How long does a person stand at a door before they give up and knock?



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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: testcase
Date: September 13, 2017 10:35AM
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wave rider
My memory, can't remember phone numbers since I don't have to...

agree smiley old fogey smiley
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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 13, 2017 10:41AM
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testcase
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wave rider
My memory, can't remember phone numbers since I don't have to...

agree smiley old fogey smiley


...yup, but that happened before smart phones......cell phones with contact lists.....the old manual phone made you dial # over and over.....now people just use redial or one button contact dial.....most people don't even know their own cell # without looking it up......if one looses their cell phone and have no backup, then they are SOL......



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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: Dazed & Confused
Date: September 13, 2017 10:54AM
One thing I would include is having a flashlight on my smart phone. It doesn't replace more powerful flashlights available but it's much more handy knowing one is in your pocket at all times. It beats having one of those cheesy led flashlights on my key chain that you can't really see anything with.

I'd disagree with the end of using paper maps. Although bulky, I always have them (courtesy of AAA) on any long motorcycle/car trip. You get the 'big picture' on planning where to go by overlooking an entire state at once. I guess I'm old fashioned.

One thing where cell phones are life saving is when some idiot wants to start a conversation with you. Can't mention how many times I've faked an incoming call and politely excused myself. Of course I'm assuming people have done that to me...

D & C
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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: September 13, 2017 11:27AM
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Ammo
The opportunity for meaningful face-to-face interaction with another human being.

I disagree with this. If you're not having these interactions, you know the wrong people. Or you need to put your iPhone down.



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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: Bernie
Date: September 13, 2017 01:14PM
A lot of these things were not destroyed, just evolved.
I still have an alarm clock, Garmin, Levels of different lengths, compass in bug out bag.
I have a daytimer with all my passwords and wall calendars.

My biggest grief is people that would rather record injustice than step up and stop it.




Staunton, Virginia
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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: September 13, 2017 01:44PM
I have an analog calendar and Daytimer. I enter information on them with a graphite writing stick. I have two alarm clocks. One is an ancient Braun travel alarm that is banged up and no longer has a working light for its face but it still works otherwise, and it was a gift from my dad, so it's hard to throw away. The other alarm is louder and actually makes me get up.

I sometimes text certain people that I am approaching their door, if knocking or ringing a doorbell will frighten or excite their pets.

I use my real cameras for anything other than quick on-the-go snapshots.

I still engage in small talk, about as much as I did before getting iDevices. Meaning not a whole lot.
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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: September 13, 2017 03:04PM
Medallion taxis. Paper maps. Cruising spots (for casual sex).
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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 13, 2017 03:17PM
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Mr Downtown
Cruising spots (for casual sex).


....Grndr.....Tinder.....



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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: mikebw
Date: September 13, 2017 04:08PM
Quiet contemplation.
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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 13, 2017 04:10PM
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Bernie
A lot of these things were not destroyed, just evolved.

This.



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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: wave rider
Date: September 13, 2017 04:54PM
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NewtonMP2100
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testcase
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wave rider
My memory, can't remember phone numbers since I don't have to...

agree smiley old fogey smiley


...yup, but that happened before smart phones......cell phones with contact lists.....the old manual phone made you dial # over and over.....now people just use redial or one button contact dial.....most people don't even know their own cell # without looking it up......if one looses their cell phone and have no backup, then they are SOL......

6plus is my very first cell phone so I used to remember numbers not too long ago...



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Re: Things destroyed by smart phones
Posted by: freeradical
Date: September 13, 2017 05:04PM
I love paper maps, and I seek them out.
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