Am I just getting beyond it??

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Re: Am I just getting beyond it??

Unread post by chris_stoffa » July 2nd, 2015, 8:24 pm

I'm 55 plus, had home computers and internet access for the last 30+ years, mobile phones since they hit Australia and for me they are a tool, just like a car or a rechargable drill.

They do what I want ( I'm a committed android fan) and what i need them to do for me.

Am I beyond it with them, nope, but my wife was until recently , flatly refused to take an interest in the stuff , until I told her that ALL our finances and important stuff were done / held or controlled on line.............. That got her attention !!!!

( I actually lied - the info is in the safe - but she needed to learn some important stuff in case I fall in front of a bus )

If my missus can learn..... anyone can :lol: :lol:
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Re: Am I just getting beyond it??

Unread post by jfoldbar » July 4th, 2015, 5:57 am

i didnt even know internet has been around for more than 30 years.. where i grew up theres still only dial up when its dry, and it only started in the late 90's.

my old man is unteachable, he still thinks bigpond is the name of a lake somewhere and only wants a cheap internet for his local area.
he thinks a monitor is the computer and he uses a mobile like a cb

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Re: Am I just getting beyond it??

Unread post by chris_stoffa » July 4th, 2015, 11:00 am

Internet - Bulletin boards - have been around that I know of since 1987, first used them then when I worked for Telecom
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Re: Am I just getting beyond it??

Unread post by Gary_M » July 4th, 2015, 12:51 pm

Telecom ...LOL. Its Telstra silly.
IIRC at one time it was all part of the PMG. My grandfather worked there.

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Re: Am I just getting beyond it??

Unread post by chris_stoffa » July 4th, 2015, 1:26 pm

It was Telecom in my day, it was more than a footy season or two ago, half the crew I worked with were "ex-PMG"
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