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Am I the only one who doesn't text much?

Ronald Zeeman

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Rarely text, small keyboard large fingers. Texting to my parents was writing letters and using the postal service.
and then CB radio, those were the days.


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I'm holding out for an app that can walk the dog and do my taxes. At the same time.

Also one that can tie a Windsor knot.


Amalga Heart
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When someone asks me how I can function without a cell phone I simply answer "Very peacefully and without stress."

Ya know, there's something I've learned about phones in general, particularly after getting my new one, which is that the stress doesnt really come from the phone itself as many people seem to think.

It comes from certain garbage that is ON the phone. Dont interact with the garbage, and install useful things instead, and you have yourself quite a powerful device with all sorts of possible uses. Not just that though: With the bad apps gone the thing wont be trying to get you addicted to using it. After all, the phone itself aint designed to do that.

It's been a bit of an odd revelation for me, as most of the people I know are absolutely addicted to using the apps that create that stress and addiction, so I'd avoided the devices for the longest time. Now though, I can see that they arent what they appear, so long as I get rid of the problem bits. There's only positive elements to it now and I'm quite liking it.

I guess the lesson here is: Take control of your devices, instead of letting the apps control both them and you.

That being said, to answer the question of the topic: No, I dont really text. I know very few people and most conversations are a waste of time. If it's really important, sure, I'll respond to it. If it isnt, I'll totally ignore it. At this point everyone has learned to not bother sending me anything unless absolutely needed. My phone is barely even a "phone" at this point considering how rarely it is used to talk to others. Really is a sort of mini-computer instead.

The Pandector

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I have learned to text in order to avoid making calls.

I’m much better on land lines, thrown off completely by audible lags, echos, etc. from cell links. As much as I despise the microscopic keyboards, it’s often more comfortable to text than to get caught in a live call. Plus, the option to read your words and correct unclear language is nice.

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