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Old 09-20-2009, 07:21 AM   #41
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I figure in 10 years, NOT using some form of social media will be like someone who doesn't use a phone or email or internet or computer today. You can obviously live life just fine, but there is some dimension you will miss out on.
I think this is the point. Just because the "fossils" here don't use it (yet), doesn't mean it isn't significant. I remember when my (now 87 yr old) parents thought the internet was "a stupid, useless idea" --- now they don't know what they would do without it...
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I think this is the point. Just because the "fossils" here don't use it (yet), doesn't mean it isn't significant. I remember when my (now 87 yr old) parents thought the internet was "a stupid, useless idea" --- now they don't know what they would do without it...
In her 60s and 70s, Mother worked in a public library. She called me up one day, crying, because the library was going to install a computer system. I assured her that it would be all right.

I visited them a few years later, and Mother was extolling on the wonderfulness of the system. She said it was hard to imagine how they managed without it.
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Which is why having my medical records stuffed into a folder an inch thick is absurd...

Plus, being in a doctor's handwriting, it's likely illegible...
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