SOLSC2014: How Much Technology Do We Really Need?

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Saturday at was at the mall.  I had some time before my haircut so I popped into the store which carries my mobile phone service.  I was curious about the newest phone that Samsung has out.  After all my phone is ancient being two generations behind the 5s.

I am also wondering should I move to the IPhone as I have an IMac and Ipad at home.  There are varying points of view on this.  The latest from the sales person was that I would be “dumbing myself down” by moving to the IPhone. Interesting, I thought.

With great animation the salesman explained that by getting the Galaxy 5s phone, I would get the Galaxy S5 phone watch.  A phone watch?  Am I Dick Tracy? Do I need a phone watch? First all it is SO big!  SO big.

Meanwhile, the salesman explained how I would no longer need my Fitbit, I would know what my heart rate was at all times and best of all, I could change television stations. Really, a TV remote control on my phone?

I told him that I would need to think on it and walked out.  I would like to upgrade for the camera but I just don’t want a phone on my wrist.

It really raises the question about how much technology does one really need? As a Teacher Librarian Technology Specialist (my new title), I get the importance of staying up on the technological advances.  However, soon, we may all be implanted with a chip.  I want mine to be a chocolate chip.

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5 Responses to SOLSC2014: How Much Technology Do We Really Need?

  1. Judy C. says:

    I opted for a Smart Tracfone! That was my step up in technology! I’ll go with the chocolate chip too!

  2. Adrienne says:

    I don’t have a Smart phone. I feel like I’m connected enough of the day with my home and school computers. I love technology, but I also love leaving the tech behind.

  3. Tara Smith says:

    Decisions, decisions! The new iphone looks rather enormous…but it’s nice to have the extra memory. Technology is definitely a double edged sword, isn’t it

  4. Linda Baie says:

    I have the new IPad, & now it rings when my phone does! My family & I have had lots of laughs holding the IPad up to our ears! I know what you mean, & I don’t even like wearing a little watch, so… I do like my IPhone, though. It has been important to me in the past navigating through all the stuff with my husband, & now taking lots of pictures. Don’t know what to tell you except you do get to choose! I’d like a chocolate chip, too!

  5. arjeha says:

    I have see the new I Phones. It seems that with each update the size of the phone grows. Pretty soon people will be walking around holding a normal sized lap top to their ear.

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