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I have succumbed at last !

Posted by Big John on June 29, 2015

Today I have taken another step towards joining a modern world which, I must confess, I do not always understand or feel at ease with.

Yes, … I have bought a smartphone ! …

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All I have to do now is learn how to use it, and having looked at the on-line instruction manual, this could take some time, although my old brain has already worked out how to make ‘phone calls and, best of all, how to text. So, now I’m off to join all those texting ‘zombies’ who walk our streets and are around every corner; but before I go into my trance and begin my wanderings, would someone please tell me …

… Which thumb do I use first ?


6 Responses to “I have succumbed at last !”

  1. rummuser said

    Happy smart phoning!

  2. Grannymar said

    Now I know where I am going wrong … I was using my thumbs to hold the phone! 😦

    Step 3 – Selfie!

  3. lin heinz said

    the one for hitchhiking, since you now have spent all your gas money, car repair money, and taxi money for a while on the phone. By the way, love your blog.

  4. For several years I had a Blackberry with a hard keyboard which was a delight to use and only reluctantly did I move to a phone with an on-screen keyboard. Two iPhones later, I still cannot type text with my fingers which are two large to work the tiny keyboard comfortably and I always use a stylus.

  5. Dick Klade said

    Oh, the ranks of the low techies continue to dwindle. I’m getting lonesome.

  6. Big John said

    Hello Lin … Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment.

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