I’m not that much of a geek…


There are some tech that this computer geek isn’t into. The biggest one is the cell phone. I have one to use as a phone. I don’t text, take pictures, play games, download songs or read my email on my cell phone. I don’t want one with a full keyboard. I don’t want a touch screen model. If I had my way, my phone would only be a phone.

I had an PDA for a while, but after a time I just quit using it. I had calendars and note taking software on my computers. I did not replace it with a blackberry or i-phone.

The cell phone is even pushing it for me. The only reason I picked it up was to have a way for my girls to get in touch with me. Being a single dad, this was important. The latest phone I have does include a ‘camera’. It takes lousy pictures, so I’m better off with my digital camera.

What brought all this up today? Well, last night I got a text message from a number that I did not recognize. The area code placed it in Akron, but I guess it could from there, or it could have been a ‘kept’ cell phone number. I was considering calling it to tell the person I don’t text. I didn’t. It didn’t seem worth it. I keep meaning to go to my provider to see if I can remove the texting. I wouldn’t miss it at all, and I think I would stop wondering about the strange text messages I get. Would I then get phone calls?

3 thoughts on “I’m not that much of a geek…”

  1. I’m a texter. I find it’s very handy when I’m at work and can’t actually make a personal phone call. (Well, I can, but I don’t like to.) It seems most of my friends are also texters. I’m sure it’s just a fad and it’ll fade just like everything else does.

    I would be lost without my cell phone. I don’t even have a home phone anymore. My cell is cheaper and it’s always with me. My dad appreciates it because he can ahold of me day or night….that sometimes isn’t as great as it sounds!

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever texted – don’t know how. I see it as a fad, but I could be wrong. I sometimes get spam texts on my cell also.

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