Low Tech

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Guitarius, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. Guitarius macrumors 6502a

    Guitarius

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    Okay, I'm curious. How many of you carry around "low tech" devices that you use on a daily basis?

    Personally, I never leave home without my page-a-day calender and a pocket notebook with an ink pen. My pen is kinda fancy though, a Fisher Space Pen.

    I dunno, maybe it's just me, but I find it easier to carry around a calender and notebook than a palm or some other gadget. I've tried, but it just found it's way into my desk drawer and I haven't used it in years. I often get ragged on by my geeky friends about this.

    I guess it's a "what works for you" kinda thing.

    Just wondering.
     
  2. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

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    Palms/PDA's suck...calendars and notebooks are the way to go. I use pencils :)eek:) daily for writing stuff down, and carry a pilot G2 pen all the time. I really don't like "high-tech" gadgets (other than camera and computer) being in my day-to-day life. I love paper. Maybe that's part of the reason I love to rock climb and boulder, there is nothing infused into bouldering by our culture...it's you and the rock, no microchips attached. :D
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    Your rank just dropped on the geek scale my friend. Congratulations.

    Now get out!
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    My girlfriend's pretty low-tech but she writes very neat notes. :)
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I wear shoes sometimes.

    Those are low tech.

    /my violin is "higher tech" than most stuff
    //a lot of research, yo
    ///HA! YOU LIKE MY SLASHES, CHUNDLES?
    ////SLASSHHHHIEEEEESSS!!!!
     
  6. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

    Grey Beard

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    LoTechie

    Dave, I always carry a Parker ball pen but I have it charged with gel ink. It just suits my writing style. My Parker fountain pen stays on my desk. A note book or paper are always with me. It's damned hard to make a sketch with a PDA.
    Grey Beard
     
  7. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    I've not upgraded to those fancy electronic human brains yet...simple flesh and blood for me.

    Also, books and paper...I usually carry around a little paper notebook to jot things down. For me, electronic is good for storing notes, not taking them. I tried using a my father's PDA (which he doesn't use anymore either) for a while...stopped in a few weeks.
     
  8. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I still use paper, pens and pencils for note taking. Oh, and I am still using my 35-mm Nikon SLR camera. Still have not ventured into the digital camera world. I am pretty sure that if I were to have a palm device, it would be in a drawer after a few weeks of use.
     
  9. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    I still use my Franklin-Covey day planner. I can't bring myself to get a PDA...
     
  10. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Well, sometimes I use a camera that doesn't even have a light meter :eek:
    I use pencils in one of my classes (Elementary Music Theory, death besets anyone who writes on music with ink). In fact, I haven't taken my PowerBook to a class in almost two years.

    Also, I don't think Fischer Space Pens should count as Low-Tech :p
     
  11. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    I have a mobile phone with a b/w screen. IMO that's pretty low-tech :p

    But seriously.. I often carry with me a pen, and sometimes even paper too. For note making and stuff. No fancy PDA for me.

    /Snow, Walk, Uphill both ways
    //This is a C-style comment
     
  12. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    I too tried the pda route a couple years ago. Lasted about 3 weeks before I realized that paper is more conveinent because I don't have to tell it if i'm trying to write or draw. Now I just carry a cheap pen (cause I lose them) and a small spiral notebook.
     

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