…Jurassic is as Jurassic does…

…this ol’ Scots scribbler has never ever claimed to be the vanguard for cutting-edge new gadgetry or even blunt-edge new gadgetry… my self-acknowledged label, ‘Jurassic’ applies not only to my dearth of understanding of all things compoootery, but also to a few other areas… in this age of handheld mobile communication instruments, when others around me, every other season, seem to trade up their current Samsungs/Nokias/Blackberries (yes, I had one of those until a few months ago!), I reluctantly swap mine only when the fabric of my present device is crumbling to pieces… when I purchase the latest up-to-date models, it takes me eons to understand how the bluudy things operate, including sum’times simply how to switch them on… and truly, all I ever want them to do is to receive SMS messages and to make and receive phone calls…

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…and it now occurs to me, that regardless of my protestations of being open-minded about most things, p’raps over the years there have been a few hints and signals that I really do not easily accept or adapt to my modern changing WURLD… f’rinstance, apart from the embedded feature in the present-day ubiquitous mobile devices, I have never owned a camera… on the few occasions emb’dy else has handed me one and asked that I take their photograph, I’m more than likely to capture a picture of the cloud-laden sky above them, or have everybody move at the same time when I click the ‘go’ button on it, causing a blur of faces…

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…(as a P.S. to the mobile’s camera, I am regularly surprised when photos show up on it, showing my knees or the floor, where sum’how I’ve clicked sum’thing I didn’t know was clickable)… another item missing in my ‘abilities’ or lack of them, is the ownership of a Driver’s Licence… never had one… and never ever wanted one… (subject of a to-be-revealed-later, sorry tale of a failed Vespa Scooter driving test on the Isle of Mull many decades ago)… so, with these and several other idiosyncratic Jurassic tendencies, how have I survived all this time?… just fine, thanks… Jurassic is as Jurassic does… I take pictures with my eyes… I ride in the passenger seats of vehicles … much less stress by a magnitude of hundreds… and have managed thus far to avoid the dreaded ‘selfie’ affliction… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

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10 responses to “…Jurassic is as Jurassic does…

  1. Completely understand, Seumas. I purchased my first smart phone last year. When I figured out how to take a picture with it, I was sorely disappointed. The pictures all had a terrible blue/green tint to them. Then someone pointed out that I hadn’t removed the protective film from the lens. Jurassic indeed.

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  2. Oh this sounds so familiar… my mobile phone went back after just two days. And I don’t want to try it again…

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  3. I was an Expert photographer – with a Kodak Brownie, which was a 10th hand gift from an elderly uncle. The super-dooper all singing, all dancing, bells and whistles camera, which was a Christmas present last year, still sits sneering at me from the box.
    As for phones, I was told by my niece that my reliable, chunky old Motorola, which did weird things like make calls and receive messages, was a museum piece. My up to date Galaxy phone is Smart enough to join in the hysterical laughter whenever I try to use it.
    Bring back quill pens, I say. 😀

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  4. …yup, I’m with you, m’Lady, Val… bring back the quill! 🙂

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  5. It sounds like you’re doing just fine, Seumas. I drove for years but gave it up on coming to India. Traffic here scares me half to death. My son recently bought me a new giant laptop. I’m still getting used to its functions, some of which I’ll probably never figure out. It’s so sensitive I only have to hover a hand over some part of the keyboard and it reacts. I have a scary feeling it’s outthinking me. 😀 — Suzanne

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