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Paul Bartram
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"Robert Sneddon" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote

> There seems to be some kind of drug sprayed on the handling surfaces of
> new digital cameras that acts through skin pores. It obliges people to
> take pictures of their cats as soon as they get their new camera out of
> the box. My first digital camera, I couldn't figure it out, I was
> holding it and wondering if I should buy a cat. I bought a bigger CF
> card instead.

Heh! I just copied this to a friend in Florida who has been known to take
the occasional cat photo himself.

Thanks for the laugh.


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Stewy wrote:
> In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
> Gary Edstrom <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> On Sun, 8 Jun 2008 13:48:13 +0100, Kennedy McEwen
>> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>> In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Gary Edstrom
>>> <(E-Mail Removed)> writes
>>>> On Sat, 07 Jun 2008 22:29:16 -0500, Peter <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:55:07 -0700, Gary Edstrom
>>>>> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>>>>> It's hard to believe that with digital cameras having been on the market
>>>>>> for over 10 years now, that there are STILL some people who have never
>>>>>> heard of them or know what they are!
>>>>> And why does this matter? Are they nice people? Isn't that what
>>>>> really matters? Not everybody needs (much less wants the
>>>>> latest/greatest technology!)
>>>> And when did I say that it mattered? I am simply surprised that after
>>>> over 10 years on the market, that someone has not at least heard of
>>>> digital cameras.
>>> Why is that so surprising? After 500years since Europeans were
>>> introduced into the Americas, there are still some indiginous tribes who
>>> have never seen a white (or black!) man. Guess what, they probably
>>> haven't even heard of film, let alone digital, cameras!

>> Yes, but those indigenous tribes have not been living in a society
>> immersed in television and other modern technology. It's no surprise
>> that they have never seen a 'white man'.
>> What would be your reaction if a good friend of yours came up to you and
>> asked: "What is 9-11? I've never heard of it!"
>>> My guess is that you aren't very old.

>> What qualifies as 'old' to you? How about 60?

> 9/11?
> I think you mean 11/9 here in Britain.

Nobody calls it 11/9 in Britain.
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David J Taylor
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Poldie wrote:
> Nobody calls it 11/9 in Britain.

We used to talk about four-seven-eleven, though.


Don't know if that's even sold any more. It is, by a Google search ...
and it even has a Wikipedia entry!


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patrick j
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On 2008-06-02 20:55:07 +0100, Gary Edstrom <(E-Mail Removed)> said:

> I ran into such a couple yesterday at church as I was displaying prints
> from my recent Durango, Colorado trip. They couldn't conceive of
> anything that didn't use film. All they how to do is to take the film
> down to their local K-Mart to have the film developed and printed.
> I tried to explain the concept to them as simply as I could, but I think
> that it went way over their head. What made it even harder to explain
> was the fact that they have never had a personal computer in their home
> and seem to have no interest in ever getting one.

Well, I say, hooray for them!

I'm very glad they exist and I hope there are many more like them

This whole technology thing is hugely over-rated.

I'm addicted to new things myself and I keep abreast of developments
etc. but I'm very glad some don't and I suspect they might well be



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