Finally, someone getting smart! I look at people today with all these darn smartphones and how they're so in love with them, but then 3 months down the road, a new one comes out so people quickly ditch their old one for a new one...and so on.
If your old one is working fine, what's the object in it?? We didn't constantly buy new PCs every time a new one came out...so why is it like this for phones? And better yet, do most people even need smartphones? I don't, I don't even own one, and I like it that way. I use my PC for all my computing tasks and it does the job just fine. I don't need to spy on my friends, I don't need them spying on me, and I certainly don't need Big Brother checking up on everything I do. People are being duped into believing all this new technology is a necessity and people are really believing it. People lived without smartphones for years, they got along just fine, in fact I think even better because people were forced to communicate and talk to each other. That person next to you that you're blocking out...could be your next best friend...if you took the time to talk to them. Sure, it might be awkward....but it happens sometimes!
Anyway, I'm rambling (lecturing) beyond the point of the article. I also like this idea and believe that we should be happy with things we have, use what works and what we already own! Sure, a few dedicated people had to work for years to make 98 and 2000 quite usable in today's age...but it was possible. Windows 2000 continues to be my main OS and will for years to come until it gets to the point that it won't work at all which it will...but as long as Outlook still works with Gmail and something like Firefox works...I'm set! Most programs now are modern enough that I don't need to upgrade. What has always made me laugh are little minor adjustments to a program, very minor that the program itself hasn't change, but the program will only work with the next up operating system. Just a little line of text in the program that gives something like Windows 98 the 21 gun salute minus the 20...and all it takes is removing that line of code and it works just fine. That's not always the case, but usually between minor versions it is.
Now as far as human needs and priorities, that DEFINITELY has been turned upside down. When people opt to buy a new iPhone but neglect to pay their utility bills (and expect us to via welfare)...that is wrong. No, you don't need an iPhone, nobody does unless you some traveling businessman, then I can see it. But when you're a hobo with ripped clothes, you stink like a sewer, and get up early at the crack of noon...you're a bum and you don't need an iPhone because you don't even work. You need a job and income so you can pay for that crap on your own and not rely on us. Of course that's not all I'm driving at. I'm driving at how there really are people even with jobs that choose to spend their money on nonsense and not the things they really need and it's sad. Going back to welfare, it simply amazes me how people with cigarettes, tattoos, piercings, and smartphones...all need food stamps, and then they get butthurt because you call them out on it and then they say they paid for that stuff with their own money! Well duh, obviously you WASTED your money on crap you don't need so now you need us to pay for your food. It doesn't work that way but they try to make you believe they're responsible when really, they're full of crap. I just know better because I worked in retail and so does my mother and we can make our own observations. It's not rocket science how people have their needs and wants mixed up.
So I'm just going to end it on this note so I went on long enough, I'm just glad that someone is finally getting smart and I hope more people start following that sort of thinking and maybe people can start being human beings again and not spoiled, entitled, little whiny brats.