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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Same here. Don't have one, don't want one, not going to get one.


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    mine died about a month ago and i just call a number from time to time to get my "messages"
    it replaced a 7(or8?) year old phone that only made phone calls, and this one was similar ..
    cheap.low end flipphone ... im debating if i am going to replace it with something equiv. too a
    rotary dial phone ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    They seem to be remote control devices for humans.


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    Ditto computers. Offering boundless freedom for the price of your soul. Or at least your time. Voluntary enslavement to the hungry cursor. I'm off to shoot some film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blockend View Post
    Ditto computers. Offering boundless freedom for the price of your soul. Or at least your time. Voluntary enslavement to the hungry cursor. I'm off to shoot some film.
    Agreed! I feel that much freer when I go develop my film vs seeing it on the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    Same here as well.

    It's a lifestyle choice made many years ago in an airport bathroom after a long flight. As Ken was washing up he was treated to the hideous spectacle of a businessman sitting in one of the public stalls, taking care of business while he was taking care of business. The fellow literally closed a business deal over his cell phone with his pants down around his ankles.

    You will never know how fervently Ken wanted to step into the adjoining stall and flush one of those very loud toilets. God would have then worked His business magic in mysterious ways for sure.

    Ken vowed right then and there that he would NEVER subject himself to the indignities of being chained to one of those damned things. And decades later, he still hasn't.

    Because of that decision, Ken has successfully evolved into the full and complete human being that God intended for him to become, and not some weak-at-the-knees whiner who can't decide which foot to place in front of the other without consulting a 3-inch screen every 5 seconds. And God forbid that whiner tries to lay his hands on some Wrigleys at the same time...

    (Holy cow. Ken's on a roll tonight. Did he just write all of that? Yikes. Here comes the tar and pitchfork mobs. Better log off before he finds himself checking out birdfeeders up close from the wrong end of a rope.)



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    If Ken had a smartphone and a suit and worked in an office, he'd be called 'Kendawg'. Of interest, I do work in an office, but don't wear a suit and you'll be glad to know we don't give people 'frat boy' nicknames. Also, when Ken is speaking in third person, what happens to the first person Ken? Does he just fall to the floor like a ragdoll?
    'Cows are very fond of being photographed, and, unlike architecture, don't move.' - Oscar Wilde

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    It's a lifestyle choice made many years ago in an airport bathroom after a long flight.
    An obviously sound environment for making lifestyle choices!

    As Ken was washing up he was treated to the hideous spectacle of a businessman sitting in one of the public stalls, taking care of business while he was taking care of business. The fellow literally closed a business deal over his cell phone with his pants down around his ankles.
    Isn't this a little bit like blaming the sandwich when someone chews with their mouth open, though? I mean, I'm all for the public maltreatment of people whose use of their phones is impolite, but it's hardly the phone's fault that its owner is a jerk.

    This thread has gotten sort of weird.

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    Don't worry... smartphones will be as archaic and useless as flash powder in a decade or so. The consumer electronics industry survives by
    making everything you want today obsolete tomorrow. So you'll see this huge blip of phone photography like an exploding nova star, just before it fades into oblivion, with some other silly adolescent technology replacing it at center stage. Nothing is really new. Smartphones do have their uses. If you bring enough of them along, you can use them like rocks in a mesh bag below your tripod to give extra weight. Or if you need to wait for the light awhile beside some mountain lake, they skip nicely on the water, just like a flat rock.

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    [QUOTE=Ken Nadvornick;1567278(Holy cow. Ken's on a roll tonight....)[/QUOTE]

    Oh, nice rant!
    All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. Choose the one that has heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by analoguey View Post
    Agreed! I feel that much freer when I go develop my film vs seeing it on the screen.

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    The last line is so ironic
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    Quote Originally Posted by batwister View Post
    Also, when Ken is speaking in third person, what happens to the first person Ken? Does he just fall to the floor like a ragdoll?
    A self-serving invocation of the principle of plausible deniability.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ntenny View Post
    An obviously sound environment for making lifestyle choices!
    Given the extreme severity of that mental image, I couldn't agree more!

    Quote Originally Posted by ntenny View Post
    This thread has gotten sort of weird.
    "We love L.A.!"



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    "They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."

    — Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs

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