Tag Archives: Ludditis

Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Six

No series such as this would be complete without using the WordPress app* to compose and publish a blog post! Naturally, the theme of this post will be: My experience with using the WordPress app Well, so far, it’s been … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Five

All my earlier wibbling about text input reminded me of a cool tool I used a few years ago: it’s called ‘Dasher‘ (free download — for Windows). I haven’t visited the Dasher Project’s website for a long time. Popped over … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Four

A self-aggrandising anecdote from my past: in October 1989 I took a course called a ‘CLAIT‘ — I passed, with distinction *buffs fingers on chest*. On the course, one tutor was waffling about networks. He mentioned ‘ring networks’ and ‘star … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Three

More than a decade ago I posted a rant about mobile phones in which I said that I was going to hold off from buying a ‘smartphone’ until I could get a wearable one. I didn’t count on my brother … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Two

My big bro came through with the unlock code. Odd thing: I entered it, and I’m certain that the response was ‘unlock unsuccessful’, yet it has clearly worked. I may have made a mistake at this point. Wouldn’t surprise me: … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone

I’m 60 next month. For years, I’ve survived using an old Samsung ‘brick’ phone (does phone calls and texts, cost me a mere fiver!). I’ve even used it to enable ‘two factor authentication’ on several of the facilities I use. … Continue reading

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Bill Maher on new rules for old fools

… and, finally, new rule: Before Americans can laugh at how pathetic Cubans are for driving those old patched-up cars instead of getting new ones, we have to explain why that’s what we’re doing with our healthcare system, our voting … Continue reading

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