Pong. That two dimensional, black and white computerized game, paddling a ball (white dot) to another?? It was to high tech for me. I grew up with Maxwell Smarts’ shoe phone as science-fiction. Then we all carried these high tech analog shoe phones, just like Maxwell Smarts. Even my Mom had to buy a huge purse to carry one. My current television takes 3 to 5 min to come on, and no one wants the move the dinosaur for me when I get a notion to rearrange the furniture cause it weighs a ton. I still have 33 1/3 Vinyl LP for music.
However, I had to “upgrade” just to hear from my son. I must say, he showed a lot of agitation when I text, “CALL ME,” for the first three years of owning one of those ball n chains everyone had. He had to buy me one, and Pay the Bill because I refused to be a slave to it. He would call it, and get the generic answering voice to leave a message. I would call him back, when I got home, cause I had left it on the table. My house phone worked just fine.
Yes, I have an IPhone now.
Yes, I text.
I have to or other wise I would not hear from him at all I think. Even my five year old grandson would text his mother in New York. Still trying to figure out Skype so I can talk to my other grandson in London. Hummmm, would I even recognize their voice….IF they actually called? Yes, Grandmamma had to learn texting to stay incommunicado with the kids.
As for me, I love hearing the voice of my loved ones.
Clip art from Microsoft Office