Am I 'old school' and, if so, is that a bad thing?

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DWSmith

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Smart phone? No. (I have one but I don't like it.) Flip/candy bar phone? Yes. I plan to go back to one. (I've even thought about getting a rotary dial desk or wall phone and an answering machine but I'd hate to give up the mobility the cell phone gives me.)
Social networking? No, unless you consider this website and youtube to be social networking.
Computer gaming? Not really. I play correspondence chess on a server instead of using the postal service.
Pistol? No. Revolver? Yes.
9mm or 357 magnum? No. .38 Special? Yes. (It was good enough for law enforcement for half a century so it's still good enough for me.)
Email? Yes, occasionally but only when necessary. I don't like email and have thought about dropping my account. (I have several typewriters and I've used them to send letters/postcards even recently.)
E-reader? No, although I'm pondering it. My first Kindle Paperwhite didn't click with me. Books? Always!

I've been working professionally with computers since the 1970's. I've seen a LOT of changes, not all of them for the better. Have I become a dinosaur or am I just not caught up in all of the high tech hype? Most of the things that referred to as 'high tech' are just more ways for advertisers to get their rubbish in front of more people.

Just some thoughts for a Sunday morning. What do you think?
 
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Smith & Wesson 642 Airweight .38 Special 5rd 1.875" Revolver​

 

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Smart phone? No. (I have one but I don't like it.) Flip/candy bar phone? Yes. I plan to go back to one. (I've even thought about getting a rotary dial desk or wall phone and an answering machine but I'd hate to give up the mobility the cell phone gives me.)
Social networking? No, unless you consider this website and youtube to be social networking.
Computer gaming? Not really. I play correspondence chess on a server instead of using the postal service.
Pistol? No. Revolver? Yes.
9mm or 357 magnum? No. .38 Special? Yes. (It was good enough for law enforcement for half a century so it's still good enough for me.)
Email? Yes, occasionally but only when necessary. I don't like email and have thought about dropping my account. (I have several typewriters and I've used them to send letters/postcards even recently.)
E-reader? No, although I'm pondering it. My first Kindle Paperwhite didn't click with me. Books? Always!

I've been working professionally with computers since the 1970's. I've seen a LOT of changes, not all of them for the better. Have I become a dinosaur or am I just not caught up in all of the high tech hype? Most of the things that referred to as 'high tech' are just more ways for advertisers to get their rubbish in front of more people.

Just some thoughts for a Sunday morning. What do you think?
Total agreement on cellphones. I carried a Samsung Convoy flip phone for almost a decade. Charged it once or twice a week. Now, I have a freakin’ iPhone….. nuff said. I hate it.
 

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Total agreement on cellphones. I carried a Samsung Convoy flip phone for almost a decade. Charged it once or twice a week. Now, I have a freakin’ iPhone….. nuff said. I hate it.
Verizon talked me into replacing my Convoy with a smart phone because 3G was going away. That was my favorite flip phone.
 

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Smith & Wesson 642 Airweight .38 Special 5rd 1.875" Revolver​

That's what I carry everyday, all day unless I'm carrying my Colt Trooper with the 4" barrel that holds 6 rounds. Both are very nice revolvers.
 

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My sister, who is 80, carries the same gun in her purse anytime she leaves the house. Three years ago a guy with a knife tried to mug her and a friend in the parking lot of a strip mall, demanding their purses. My sister pulled out her Airweight and said "not in this lifetime pal". The guy ran like hell. I should mention she was on the Glock pistol team in FL and is a crack shot, lol.
 

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I've always lived with the notion that I don't want the risk of a jam and that my first shot is the one that counts, but is hopefully the one I'll never have to fire. I prefer a revolver.
 

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My sister, who is 80, carries the same gun in her purse anytime she leaves the house. Three years ago a guy with a knife tried to mug her and a friend in the parking lot of a strip mall, demanding their purses. My sister pulled out her Airweight and said "not in this lifetime pal". The guy ran like hell. I should mention she was on the Glock pistol team in FL and is a crack shot, lol.
She's a much better person than I am. If I'm armed and someone attempts that "chit" with me, I'm not giving him any opportunity to get my weapon or get revenge when he gets out of jail. In Mpls. St. Paul, 705 armed car jackings in 2021.
 

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She's a much better person than I am. If I'm armed and someone attempts that "chit" with me, I'm not giving him any opportunity to get my weapon or get revenge when he gets out of jail. In Mpls. St. Paul, 705 armed car jackings in 2021. You just don't know what the punk is gonna do; take the car and drive or shoot you, first.
 

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I've always lived with the notion that I don't want the risk of a jam and that my first shot is the one that counts, but is hopefully the one I'll never have to fire. I prefer a revolver.
Totally valid reasoning. In the Rangers I always carried a semi auto duty gun and we practiced, a LOT. Did so many jammed gun clearing drills I could do them blindfolded in my sleep. But your rationale is a solid one. That's why I have a Smith revolver in the bedside table. If I'm not home for any reason, used to pull quite a few night duties, I've taught the wife to point and pull till the gun is empty. No chance of a jam.
 
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