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Old 11-23-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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New Sayings for New Technology

Enough of wasting our time on trivial issues like the fiscal cliff, social security, pensions, medical costs and other such things.

We need to deal with the real issue of how to change old sayings in light of new technology. For example, years ago if somebody talked to much we would say "She was vaccinated with a Victrola needle." Somebody who repeated the same thing over and over was a "broken record." Even the site "Youtube" goes back to the days when TV's actually had a picture tube. How quaint!

Some things have survived using their abbreviation. We don't 'carbon copy' people today we 'cc' them.

What are your suggestions for rewriting old, technology sayings using modern technology?
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:30 PM   #2
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Heck, the common icons most software still uses these days are way out of date already. Floppy disks to indicate saving a file? An old phone handset to indicate answer or hang up your cellphone? Clipboards and erasers?
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I don't know, right now got to go get a beer out of the icebox. Later I need to pay my light bill.

Seriously I get a hoot about everything being "wireless", now. Thats what they called radio when it was first invented. It's as if people suddenly started saying "horseless carriage" again!
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What are your suggestions for rewriting old, technology sayings using modern technology?
Why mess with the lingo when we can turn the tech back on itself?

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I don't know, right now got to go get a beer out of the icebox.
+1. I too have an icebox. DW gives me grief for calling it that all the time but I notice my kids call it that too and I actually like the anachronism.
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Yeah, but do you actually dial that app or do you just push the numbers. If the former, AWESOME!
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Yeah, but do you actually dial that app or do you just push the numbers. If the former, AWESOME!
And it has to be difficult enough that you slip once in a while, and have to start all over. The sensitivity should increase on longer numbers.

Trivia: The most populated areas originally got the lower digit area codes, to cut down the time it took to dial (Chicago 312 for example). The middle digit was always a 1 or a 0, so the system could tell an area code from an exchange.

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I don't know but it seems like I'm often "too quick on the trigger" when sending an e-mail and then instantly realizing I forgot the critical attachment.
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I don't know but it seems like I'm often "too quick on the trigger" when sending an e-mail and then instantly realizing I forgot the critical attachment.
I use the Thunderbird email app in Ubuntu (available in Mac & Windows also), and it has a very handy feature. Before sending, it will remind you about enclosures if you used any keywords in the body of the email, like "enclosed, enclosure, attached", etc. The list is configurable. Saved me from this absent-mindedness more than once. I now make a point of using one of those keywords as soon as I start typing an email that I plan to add a document to.

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Yeah, but do you actually dial that app or do you just push the numbers. If the former, AWESOME!
Yep, the former. You also have to wait for the dial to rotate back counterclockwise to its starting position, and it even makes the tick-tick-tick-tick sound as it's "resetting".

My daughter views it with the same perceptual filter as manual automobile transmissions: she just doesn't see the point, and when it's explained to her she feels sorry that we had to live like such savages.

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I don't know but it seems like I'm often "too quick on the trigger" when sending an e-mail and then instantly realizing I forgot the critical attachment.
Gmail will query you before sending if you if you use the word "attach" in an e-mail and do not actually include an attachment. It's not perfect but it's helped me avoid embarrassment a number of times.
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I use the Thunderbird email app in Ubuntu (available in Mac & Windows also), and it has a very handy feature. Before sending, it will remind you about enclosures if you used any keywords in the body of the email, like "enclosed, enclosure, attached", etc. The list is configurable. Saved me from this absent-mindedness more than once. I now make a point of using one of those keywords as soon as I start typing an email that I plan to add a document to.

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Gmail will query you before sending if you if you use the word "attach" in an e-mail and do not actually include an attachment. It's not perfect but it's helped me avoid embarrassment a number of times.
Thanks guys. Now I just have to remember the key word!
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