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No longer a luxury

Discussion in 'Technology' started by futuretacoowner, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Oct 14, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    futuretacoowner

    futuretacoowner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just realized that technology is almost to the point where it is no longer a luxury but is quickly becoming a neccesity.
     
  2. Oct 14, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    Your about 10 years too late.
     
  3. Oct 14, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    lol i was thinking this exact thing
     
  4. Oct 14, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    jandrews

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    Pffft, yeah, where you live.

    Right now there's some starving kid in Africa weaving reeds together to make straps, so he can lash two makeshift sandles formed from old crushed plastic coke bottles to his feet, so he can trek 10 miles across desert sands to a red cross aid station and pick up this week's ration of rice and water-purification tablets.

    Technology is not a necessity.
     
  5. Oct 14, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    707tothe907

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    I bet that same kid has a cell phone in his pocket.
     
  6. Oct 14, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    I am starting ski patrol classes tomorrow. And all course material is via internet. So either you have a laptop or a tablet you have close to 500 pages to print out.
     
  7. Oct 14, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    I'm just going by WHO statistics.

    Anyway, while I'm sure people would love to rationalize that they *need* an iPhone so they can constantly monitor their facebook account, the reality of the situation is you're upping your credit card debt for toys.

    Depending on perspective, sure. I was more under the impression OP was referring to the modern context.
     
  8. Oct 14, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    I spent all summer living in a tent, with no cell phone reception no electricity or running water. This is truly the first time I NEEDED a piece of technology to do something other than check TW or Facebook.
     
  9. Oct 14, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    I could've sworn Canada was more developed than that by now.
     
  10. Oct 14, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    Only a few places like Toronto and Vancouver :D
     
  11. Oct 14, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    [​IMG]

    Wonder if the cell phone is as tough as the Toyota pickups they are using over there?
     
  12. Oct 14, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    Without technology those plastic coke bottles wouldn't exist...
     
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    That's cute. I'm mainly being a smartass.
     
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    Steve Jobs says fuck yeah
     
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    Steve Jobs don't say shit.

    Because he is dead.

    Until Apple releases Steve Jobs 2, which will have a mildly improved feature set and cost you full price. Also, he will not support flash.
     
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    Dude, I was on safari in Botswana, out deep into the Okavango Delta and snapped a photo of this little kid near some reed shacks that had goats in the yard. As I pulled away happy with catching a shot of a native yet surprised by his straight white teeth I noticed in the picture that he had a cellphone in his hand. I'm still stunned.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Oct 14, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    Fixed that for you. Pesky 3rd world street thievery.
     
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    AHHHHHHHHHHHH HAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!
    :rofl:
    Fucking AWESOME!!! :rofl:
    :rofl:
     
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