Do you still use one?

United States
February 4, 2008 1:13pm CST
I guess I am just never going to completely embrace technology. I can't graduate from my old-fashioned datebook and pen to a more modern palm pilot! There is something about opening that date book and seeing my appointments and things available at a glance. Now I know that they are available at a glance with a palm too, but I just can't seem to go there! What about you?
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@lightningd (1041)
• United States
4 Feb 08
I could never grasp the concept of a palm pilot. I have my day planner and my calendar on the wall. Important stuff is written on both. I just don't want to depend on something electronic, for fear that the data would somehow get erased. That's just me... I know people who swear by them.... I just can't trust certain things like that to an electronic device that could get dropped and broken,,,, then where would I be?
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@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
5 Feb 08
Apparently you can back up the info on your computer...we all back our stuff up all the time ....don't we??? Then we have to back up what's on the computer. *snore*
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
4 Feb 08
I have no desire to have a palm pilot, a cell phone or even an iPod actually...I'm quite comfortable with my datebook, pens, landline, and stereo LOL....
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
4 Feb 08
hahaha me too. Lol at work they sent round a requisition for new it, hehehe i put in for a typewriter.... we will see
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• United States
4 Feb 08
ROFLMAO! Yup, I could really make a typewriter sing back in the day. My children laugh at me because they say I hit the computer keys too hard. I'm sure it is from years of hitting those typewriter keys!
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• United States
4 Feb 08
I don't use either of them. I am going to have to soon. My doctor called to tell me I missed another appointment. LOL But it's too much to keep going through. I always forget to check it. :)
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@Furiae (11)
• United States
4 Feb 08
I usually just scribble something down on the calendar or a post-it note. I love technology, but a palm pilot seems like way too much hassle!!
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• United States
4 Feb 08
i was stuck using a little date book that i carried around too for years and i absolutely love it. but then i had to start keeping a calenar for my boss's appointments and that had to be on the computer. well as long as i was using the calendar for her appointments, i started pointing mine on there too. and next thing you know i'm syncing the whole thing with a blackberry. i really never though i'd make the switch either, but once it happened out of necessity i guess there's no going back.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
4 Feb 08
well im a luddite, a Biro and a brain thats all i need. Anything else is likely to give you trouble, blessed be
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@wisedragon (2330)
• Philippines
5 Feb 08
Just like you I don't embrace every new high-tech gadget that comes along. I still use an old-fashioned diary/planner. I do have electronic ones but I don't use them. I guess I'm too lazy to replace batteries. LOL
• United States
5 Feb 08
I love pen and paper. I'm a bipolar and mindless writing really soothes me sometimes. I can use an entire pack of loose leaf in about two days sometimes. It's just really comforting.
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
5 Feb 08
I still use my diary and pen. I find the other newfangled things just too complicated. I've had several goes at trying to figure out how to work them but it just doesn't come together for me. Thank goodness a keyboard is like an old fashioned typewriter because other wise I'd be lost...lol. The thing is, I really don't need all the gadgetry and new technology. I have a very basic, simple microwave and vacuum cleaner. I have a new tv and video/dvd player but I'm still unsure how to work everything on them...I can't set it up to record while I'm away for instance. I could do it on my old sets but I bought them about 13 years ago. I guess the technological age is going too fast for me and I'm having trouble keeping up. I prefer simplicity. My kids are much more adaptable than me and my grandkids are just naturals.
@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
5 Feb 08
I'm in nursing school- :) so of course I use a Chandler's planner. It's much easier and faster just to find my date and write down whatever it is I need to remember. The palmpilot always seemed like more trouble than it's worth. I have enough to do between kids, school, boyfriend, and homework. I just don't need another chore.
@whittby (3073)
• United States
5 Feb 08
I like technology - here we all are on the internet. I like my cell phone although i don't gab away on it all day, nor do I have bluetooth. At this point, a palm pilot seems like more work than it's worth. My datebook is right there for me to check or for any family member to see what's on with me that day. I washed my son's cell phone the other day - so much for technology now - it's ruined. My date book is usually on the counter or in my purse so will never go through the washer like a palm pilot might. ...Whit
@Bev1986 (1427)
• United States
4 Feb 08
oh yes, I'm the same way! My husband got a new one and offered me his old one. I just couldn't get used to it! I prefer seeing everything at a glance... a whole month at a time! And, being able to read it... lol!
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
4 Feb 08
i am exactly like you... i am not a technology person as well and i am more comfortable using a notebook and a pen rather than a modern palm pilot... in fact, i don't even have one and have no intention of buying one...
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
4 Feb 08
Call me old-fashioned, but I simply do not have one of those and I don't want one either lol. I know people who say they're handy, but give me the old fashioned pocket purse calendar any day over those. I agree with you, it's nice to see it all laid out in front of you rather than going day by day, or week by week. I get a better picture of what's going on with a monthly visual. I like my big old monthly calendar in my office too, just seems easier when you can flip months in advance while still seeing the previous months.