JUST FED UP

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Jeff Thorpe
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JUST FED UP

Post by Jeff Thorpe » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:07 pm

JUST FED UP
© Jeff Thorpe April 2018

Stop the world please, I no longer wish to be here,
this technological know-how has sent me round the twist,
Passwords, PINS and Apps, their rule is severe
and I am unreservedly, seriously pissed.

Store them all in your brain, never trust to paper,
above all do not ever reveal them to anyone,
treat them just the same as undetected vapour,
in this race to the future I’m distinctly overrun.

And after all this, you can be hacked by some low life
one step ahead of the technology cops,
all the firewall security and yet there still is strife,
think all’s going rosy and up a speed bump pops.

How does a regular loser of glasses cope?
One who barely knows what day it is,
methinks I’m surely on the downward slope,
hopelessly outdated in this world of modern biz.

I’ve only recently advanced to an automatic car,
my lawn mower, as many know, is a 1980 model,
I’m about as flexible as a horizontal bar
and today’s political correctness, I feel’s a load of twaddle.

So, where does that leave me, a relic of yesteryear,
prone to find solace in an afternoon nap,
one thing I can tell you though, in truth never fear,
my hearing aids work real well without need of an App.

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Maureen K Clifford
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Re: JUST FED UP

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:19 pm

and if you don't keep up - well here are the facts,
you'll just disappear mate and slip through the cracks :(

I agree with everything you say Jeff - it is becoming increasingly difficult for the older Australians to keep up with the technology, we are all creeping towards the realm of the nowhere man
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Re: JUST FED UP

Post by Neville Briggs » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:11 pm

George Orwell didn't get it quite right, the surveillance of everyone by Big Brother would not be a TV screen on the wall but a phone screen carried in your pocket.
Neville
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Jeff Thorpe
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Re: JUST FED UP

Post by Jeff Thorpe » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:53 am

Thanks for your comments Maureen & Neville. I'm pleased others echo my sentiments.

Cheers, Jeff

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Re: JUST FED UP

Post by Shelley » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:10 pm

Yes, Jeff - I think we all hear you loud and clear!!

Speaking of hearing aids - my friend controls hers remotely with a device ... so perhaps that's the next step!!!
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Re: JUST FED UP

Post by Jeff Thorpe » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:11 pm

Perish the thought Shelley. Mine are presently at the manufacturer getting a pre warranty expiry check up and I'm using an on loan pair.
Here's hoping the "check up" doesn't add any doo dads.

Regards, Jeff

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