Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday Threesome: Technology Marches On

Thursday Threesome: Just checking in
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Onesome: Just-- the Cell Phone? ...and no land line? How does it pencil out for you: do you need to have both a cell phone and a home phone in your life? How about down the road? Do you see yourself disconnecting from the hard-wired connection?
Currently I only have a cell phone. I shut off our land line at home awhile back because it was an unneeded expense. I might reconnect it in the future but I doubt it. I prefer to use my cell phone.

Twosome: Checking-- accounts, a thing of the past or something that will be around for a while? I'm wondering how much we're coming around to debit cards and online payments...
I still have a checking account but I don't write many checks from it (maybe 3 or 4 a month at the most). I prefer to do online payments or pay with my debit or credit cards.

Threesome: In-- the same vein: how about the net itself? If you're on it for basic communications then what happens when your handheld device becomes your email/chat/and voice communication system? Do you bail from the hardwired home links when wifi becomes just a little more ubiquitous? ...and before you answer, check in with any teen you see walking down the street with their head in the Net!
I don't use my cell phone for email or for surfing the web. I use it to send text messages now and then and to make/take phone calls. I use my desktop and laptop for instant messaging, email, Ventrillo and other ways to communicate with the ones I care about.

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