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Vince Vitrano: Not For Broadcast

NEW TOY!

DON'T GET IT. CAN'T USE IT. I'M OLD.

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I got a new phone from work, and I still can barely figure out how to answer it.

I used to think old people shunned modern technology because they lacked the intelligence to learn it. I've recently changed my mind on that, having become an old person shunning modern technology.

So we just got these new phones here at Today's TMJ4. They call 'em smart phones, presumably because you have to be a genius to figure out how they work! Like I said , I always thought grandparents didn't get computers and stuff because they got stupid when they got older. I'm only 34, yet I find myself feeling completely out of touch as I navigate around this new piece of equipment.

This "phone" can do everything. I can check and send email. I can watch videos. I can get internet. I think I can set it up to automatically forward calls to another phone. The list goes on... I've still got to read the book it came with. Great.

For a while I didn't know enough about this thing to even place a phone call. I mean, it is a phone, right?

It's fine, and handy, and cool looking, and all that stuff. I guess this experience has shed some light on why some seniors aren't walking around with ipods. I'm not too stupid to learn all this stuff... I just don't want to! I've got 3 little kids... spend too much time at work... not enough time on the golf course... and when it's all done at the end of the day, the last thing I want to do before I crash for my 6 hours of sleep is figure out how come my phone keeps lighting up and making beeping noises throughout the night.

If I could program the phone to babysit, that I'd be interested in.   

So anyway, if you have occasion to call me ever and I don't get right back to you, it might just be that I don't know how.

emails: vvitrano@todaystmj4.com

 

 

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