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elizabethv
elizabethv
9/30/2017 11:57:43 AM
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Re: The app store model is more brilliant than it first appears
On the flip side of this pay phone humor, have you seen that several places have started turning old pay phones into hot spots? Throw a few charging cables on those bad boys and suddenly they'll be just as popular as ever!

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elizabethv
elizabethv
9/30/2017 11:53:24 AM
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Re: The app store model is more brilliant than it first appears
@Joe - I've seen the kids react too, the one where they talk about the rotary phone is quite humorous. I have not at seen the "Elders React To" and that has been instantly added to my "things to watch at work" list....... I know every time we go visit my grandparents we try to bring some kind of technology to boggle my grandpa's mind. Last time my husband brought his drone and "flew him around the neighborhood" while my grandpa watched the video. Entertainment for hours, for all....

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
9/29/2017 11:00:34 PM
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Re: The app store model is more brilliant than it first appears
@afwriter: At a certain point, it becomes depressing.

The other day I was on a train next to an 8-year-old girl who had a more advanced phone than I did.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
9/29/2017 10:58:56 PM
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Re: The app store model is more brilliant than it first appears
@dcawrey: I remember when I started my law practice years ago, fretting over the fact that I didn't have and couldn't afford a fax machine.

LOL now.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
9/29/2017 10:57:45 PM
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Re: The app store model is more brilliant than it first appears
@elizabethv: There is a "Kids React To" and "Teens React To" series on YouTube that is similarly hilarious, where kids and teens are exposed to older tech.

There's also the opposite -- an "Elders React To" series -- which is even funnier.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
9/29/2017 10:56:01 PM
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Re: The app store model is more brilliant than it first appears
@dcawrey @afwriter: And what's a store clerk?

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dcawrey
dcawrey
9/28/2017 6:08:55 PM
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Re: The app store model is more brilliant than it first appears
What's a pay phone?

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afwriter
afwriter
9/28/2017 11:13:36 AM
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Re: The app store model is more brilliant than it first appears
I saw a cartoon (I can't remember where for the life of me) the other day where a youngster was telling a store clerk how much she liked the museum while pointing toward a pay phone. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
9/28/2017 8:06:31 AM
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Re: The app store model is more brilliant than it first appears
@afwriter - kids with antiquated technology are a hillarious mix, no doubt. I showed my oldest (5) a rotary phone about six months ago. I tried teaching him out to use it. We got half way through a phone number and he said, "Can we be done now?" Lol, not even enough patience to get through calling a phone number - I guess he wouldn't have called anyone back in the day. Lol

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elizabethv
elizabethv
9/28/2017 8:04:19 AM
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Re: The app store model is more brilliant than it first appears
@dcawrey - I feel like those of us that grew up without cable should get a badge to wear, so we can identify each other and commiserate when we realize we aren't alone anymore. :'-)  

The last pay phone I saw was outside a closed restaurant and it looked like it was part of the sketchy looking ensemble. 

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