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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 19 Aug 20 8.08am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

I know most people have their mobiles with internet, camera and all that stuff.
However, I work in varied environments. I have killed 2 cameras and 2 phones whilst out-and-about.
I once worked with an Australian, who educated me into the way of paper diaries and pens/pencils. "if they fall in the water, you can always dry them out"

So I have an address book on my laptop, but most of my everyday stuff is recorded in a paper diary.

And I have a separate camera in case I fall in the water ,...again

Any thoughts ?

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (19 Aug 2020 8.11am)

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 19 Aug 20 8.14am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

I know most people have their mobiles with internet, camera and all that stuff.
However, I work in varied environments. I have killed 2 cameras and 2 phones whilst out-and-about.
I once worked with an Australian, who educated me into the way of paper diaries and pens/pencils. "if they fall in the water, you can always dry them out"

So I have an address book on my laptop, but most of my everyday stuff is recorded in a paper diary.

Any thoughts ?

My dear wife (Aged 66) still keeps a small diary in which she enters appointments etc etc, so never uses the diary available on her mobile phone.
It is a present she expects from our daughter each Christmas.
I keep telling her to keep up with the times!

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 19 Aug 20 8.53am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

I know most people have their mobiles with internet, camera and all that stuff.
However, I work in varied environments. I have killed 2 cameras and 2 phones whilst out-and-about.
I once worked with an Australian, who educated me into the way of paper diaries and pens/pencils. "if they fall in the water, you can always dry them out"

So I have an address book on my laptop, but most of my everyday stuff is recorded in a paper diary.

And I have a separate camera in case I fall in the water ,...again

Any thoughts ?

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (19 Aug 2020 8.11am)

But if you lose it, well it doesn't matter if it is paper or technology.

I'm fine with either. I use technology out and about as it is smaller to carry at home I have a travel diary so when I get back from holiday I like to write it all down for memories.

A good lady friend hates technology and claims she doesn't need it. Well she doesn't she is always getting me to look things up on my phone.

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 19 Aug 20 9.02am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

I know an aged chap in his 70s whom I contact on his mobile phone on a fairly regular basis.When he wishes to contact me,which is rarely, he resorts to looking up my number in his paper diary.

 

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View punksnotdead's Profile punksnotdead Flag croydon 19 Aug 20 9.09am Send a Private Message to punksnotdead Add punksnotdead as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

I know most people have their mobiles with internet, camera and all that stuff.
However, I work in varied environments. I have killed 2 cameras and 2 phones whilst out-and-about.
I once worked with an Australian, who educated me into the way of paper diaries and pens/pencils. "if they fall in the water, you can always dry them out"

So I have an address book on my laptop, but most of my everyday stuff is recorded in a paper diary.

And I have a separate camera in case I fall in the water ,...again

Any thoughts ?

Maybe just stay away from water ?

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (19 Aug 2020 8.11am)

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 19 Aug 20 9.31am Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

I know most people have their mobiles with internet, camera and all that stuff.
However, I work in varied environments. I have killed 2 cameras and 2 phones whilst out-and-about.
I once worked with an Australian, who educated me into the way of paper diaries and pens/pencils. "if they fall in the water, you can always dry them out"

So I have an address book on my laptop, but most of my everyday stuff is recorded in a paper diary.

And I have a separate camera in case I fall in the water ,...again

Any thoughts ?

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (19 Aug 2020 8.11am)

Some phones are waterproof now so modern technology has found a way around that one too . I get what you mean though, So many people appear to clamber for the latest technology, but bells and whistles aside it just does the exact same thing that a more basic approach like a pen and pad or old style phone would achieve.

A mate of mine still has an old Nokia phone. Phone calls, texts and that's about it. There's something to be said for the simple life.

 

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View mr. apollo's Profile mr. apollo Flag Somewhere in Switzerland 19 Aug 20 9.48am Send a Private Message to mr. apollo Add mr. apollo as a friend

Pen and paper doesn't automatically back itself up, technology means you can drown as many phones as you like without losing your information, come on Ali... get with the game.

BTW that is the same reason I have access to all staffie's collection on all my devices, you can't put that in a diary.

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 19 Aug 20 2.24pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

But on a nostalgic/practical level, when holidays in sunny countries were available, I used to love picking up a used book to take to the beach. No obscuration from the glaring sun and a made-up bookmark from a scrap of paper. And a sniff of the paper pages

And MP3's 5hlt all over tapes, CD's and vinyl. take the good with the bad

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (19 Aug 2020 3.02pm)

 


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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 19 Aug 20 2.59pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

But if you lose it, well it doesn't matter if it is paper or technology.

I'm fine with either. I use technology out and about as it is smaller to carry at home I have a travel diary so when I get back from holiday I like to write it all down for memories.

A good lady friend hates technology and claims she doesn't need it. Well she doesn't she is always getting me to look things up on my phone.

Not if you update to the cloud.

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 19 Aug 20 3.10pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

And taking photos on film. The processing took many days and much wonga, and most of the pictures came out black.

Nowadays digital cameras have done away with all that cr@p, and Photoshop sorts out any issues.

So modern photography has taken away a lot of the skill, but is that a bad thing ?

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 19 Aug 20 3.16pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

And reading your AA map to get to 'the north'. I used to have hand-written post-it notes on my steering wheel to come off the M1.
Now I have a sat-nav that tells me to "bear right" into oncoming traffic at a junction.

 


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View esox lucius's Profile esox lucius Flag Deal 19 Aug 20 3.37pm Send a Private Message to esox lucius Add esox lucius as a friend

Out walking a couple of months ago I found a dairy, it had a lot of information and some personal details in it, if I was that way inclined I probably could have done a lot of damage. Moral is if you write everything down keep it safe.

It had a name that popped up a lot of times with a phone number which I rang and explained I had found her friends diary which she popped round and collected.

 

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