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Lost freedom
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deadcarp    Posted 02-25-2005 at 23:23:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
how much freedom have we lost by embracing machines? we can't begin to understand the viewpoint of people who routinely walk, yet that's most of the world. when i can, i walk for fun. :)

toolman    Posted 02-27-2005 at 02:17:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
we don,t loose freedom for one reason or the other we give it up.

Dug    Posted 02-26-2005 at 18:56:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Doesn't seem like we lost any freedom! I wouldn't want to be "confined" to areas dictated by how far I could walk. I enjoy the typical Sunday Afternoon Drive as much as a walk in the woods. We have the best of both worlds and I am very thankful for it!


Zenia    Posted 02-26-2005 at 07:15:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I started my career 15 years ago, there were 7 people, one secretary, and one computer to a supervisor. We dictated our reports for the secretary to type.

Now, each supervisor has 14-15 people, each person has a PC on their desk, we have no more secretaries at all. And guess what... we are about 1/2 as productive. I have seen managers getting paid well over 100K/ year making their own copies. Not just a few copies, stacks.

Charles(Mo)    Posted 02-26-2005 at 06:23:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Walking is okay, I guess. But riding is what I enjoy. (grin)

Gunner    Posted 02-26-2005 at 06:05:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey DC - This time last year I'd just got used to walkin' again after 2+ months of usin a walker-

SusieQ    Posted 02-26-2005 at 05:48:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Funny you should mention machines helping with making life easier. This morning on news, they were talking about when folks ordered groceries via the pc, heck, I know grocery shopping is a trial for lots, but I get a kick out of seeing someone I know and stopping a few minutes to exchange some nice conversations, I truly believe that society is becoming hermits, the interaction of meeting folks, talking are just one of the niceities of life....and the 24/7 expression...
who thought that one up?

bob ny    Posted 02-26-2005 at 06:50:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
not to mention the art of picking up stuff and reading the lanel even though you had no intention of buying it mt wife is one (thats why i do not go with her i go in the store buy what i came for and leave)

Ron/PA    Posted 02-26-2005 at 05:02:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Especially when you stop to think those same machines were created to provide MORE freedoms.
Mom is in one of those recliners that help you stand up. While it gives her the mobility to get out of it, she seldom does just because she knows it'll do the work.

New-Gen    Posted 02-26-2005 at 04:32:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have some idea as to where you're coming from DC. I was in a wheelchair for a very short time after I got run over by a truck...makes you realize just how nice the freedom of walking is doesn't it?

hay    Posted 02-26-2005 at 04:39:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
i just got off crutches/cane from a broken leg last year. i also know about losing freedom to walk. sure is good to be able to get up and walk and go where i want without them durn supports. they are always in the way.

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