Yea, stupid to feed into this. TECHNOLOGY.
My first computer was a Commodore 64. Anyone remember that? It was all that and more, or so we thought. Next came my desk top. I'm thinking it had Windows 98. Then came laptops. My first was a Acer with Windows XP. That served me well and I was happy with it. Eventually that first laptop got slower. So I bought a Toshiba with Windows 7. Leonard still uses the old Acer but only to play solitaire.
I never really liked the Toshiba. It was in the shop A LOT. I would occasionally use the Acer. Well, what do you know....... Microsoft stopped supporting the XP operating system. Of course, why not when you can not so gently force people to part with more money to update to a newer system. Over and over again.
Last year I got impatient with the Toshiba. I gave it to my granddaughters and bought a Dell with Windows 8. Then came 8.1. Once I got through the learning curve, I liked it. So, what did I do over this last weekend? I downloaded Windows 10. I HATE IT. I can't import pictures. I hate learning curves. I have no patience. I am technically challenged. (Is there a support group for this?) I will have my son-in-law Steve show me how to take it off. After all, he helped me install it. He knows more about these things than I ever will.
And now let's talk about phones. Am I the only geezer with a dumb phone? My Samsung flip phone works just fine. I don't need a phone for a GPS. I have a GPS that came with the truck. More on that later. I don't need a phone to search the Internet. That is a job for my Dell with the useless Windows 10. I just need a phone to make phone calls and occasional text. You won't see me sitting in a restaurant, doctors office or standing in line at Disney playing games on my phone.
Last year for Christmas Leonard gave me a Verizon tablet. It was on sale for $70.00 with a $70.00 debate. He is a real sport. I do like it and will take it in the truck with us while traveling. Helps to find a place to overnight. I had it just about a month when I wanted a cover. We went back to the Verizon store to get one. It had to be special ordered. Reason? My tablet is a 7. Obsolete. They were selling a Verizon 8 so only had covers for a more modern(?)tablet.
We do love a GPS. But even they become obsolete. That's not really their fault is it? Stores close down and move. New restaurants open up or go out of business. There are new bridges and highways. So last year we paid over $150. for the CD's that updated the GPS that came with our 2011 F350. Still takes me to where Walmart or the Post Office used to be.