Just to justify what I wrote previously. There was an ad on TV last night by a company that admits when you buy the lastest gadget, it is obsolete. They advertise that they will buy back the obsolete one so you can buy the lastest one. This kind of advertising preys on those who “seem” to need the lastest thing. Now I see cell phones that are almost mini-laptops. Have we gone to far with the cell phone. Do we need all of the apps that are becoming available for cell phones.
I was of the opinion that children did not really need cell phones. I have revised that thinking. When I was growing up there were hardly any crimes against children. It was safe to walk the streets after dark. Parents did not need to worry about something happening to their children. They did worry about what the kids might get into. That was sixty years ago. In today’s society crime is rampant, and several are against children. That’s in broad daylight, it gets much worse at night. Cell phones are a necessity for our children to be even remotely safe. But they do not need fancy phones with the attended apps. NO! Parents need to stand up to their kids, just like I did. Say no to the fancy phones with big price tags and big bills. All that is necessary is a phone with texting ability and GPS, for tracking and that’s it. Children need to pay attention of what is going on around them, not with their heads stuck on the screen of their cell phone.
This is my first forray into the Blog Arena. The reason I picked Electronics Trends is because I have always been fascinated by what the little electron does for us. From toasting our toast to helping us find our way. It lights our homes, in some cases, cooks our meals, listen to music, play games, and watch TV to just name a few.
Cell phones. What do they mean for each generation? For those of us who grew up with home phones, cell phones started out as a great convience item. Though the first few were awkward and heavy. For the real quick call to the office or home, they were handy. They were reduced in size and more functions were added. For some of us they were getting to complicated.
For the younger generation, especially those that grew up with the cell phone, they are a great toy. They are using them in the malls, on the street, in restraunts, etc. Suggest that they only use them when really needed and they looked at you as if you had asked them to cut their arm off. Today’s generation is easy to spot. They are texting everywhere. When asked what they were texting, you will be told that he/she just told their friend that they were walking on such and such a street. Or some other inane statements.
The two worst times to use a cell phone, in my opion, is while driving and in a restraunt. My stepson texts while he is driving and he is scaring his mother and I to death. We can’t get him to quit except when we are riding with him. You see so many others that are texting or talking on the phone while driving. Accident statistics are beginning to show that more wrecks are caused by cell phone use.
The second is in restraunts. I’m not talking the fast food places. My wife and I were having a nice dinner the other night and a man received a call. Instead of adking if he could call back later he had his conversation. He talked so loud that the entire restraunt heard his side of the conversation. I feel that that is very rude. We would like to eat our dinner in peace and be able to have some of our own conversation with out trying to talk over this individual’s cell phone talk.
And now cell phones have capabilities and apps that are almost replacing the notebook. And here I thought it was just a phone. Have a good day.
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