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We were born in the 40-50-60s.
We grew up in the 50-60-70's.
We studied in the 60-70-80's.
We were dating in the 70-80-90's.
We got married and discovered the world in the 70-80-90's.
We venture into the 80-90s.
We stabilize in the 2000s.
We got wiser in the 2010s.
And we are going firmly through and beyond 2020.
Turns out we've lived through EIGHT different decades...
TWO different centuries...
TWO different millennia...
We have gone from the telephone with an operator for longdistance calls to video calls to anywhere in the world.
We have gone from slides to YouTube, from vinyl records to online music, from handwritten letters to email and Whats App.
From live matches on the radio, to black and white TV, colour TV and then to 3D HD TV.
We went to the Video store and now we watch Netflix.
We got to know the first computers, punch cards, floppy disks and now we have gigabytes and megabytes on our smartphones.
We wore shorts throughout our childhood and then long trousers, Oxfords, flares, shell suits & blue jeans.
We dodged infantile paralysis, meningitis, polio, tuberculosis, swine flu and now COVID-19.
We rode skates, tricycles, bicycles, mopeds, petrol or diesel cars and now we drive hybrids or electric.
Yes, we've been through a lot but what a great life we've had!
They could describe us as "exennials," people who were born in that world of the fifties, who had an analog childhood and a digital adulthood.
We've kind of "Seen-It-All"!
Our generation has literally lived through and witnessed more than any other in every dimension of life.
It is our generation that has literally adapted to "CHANGE."
A big round of applause to all the members of a very special generation, which will be UNIQUE!
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If you look long enough and deep enough into this narrative, you may find Jay & Dee name there.
Yes, we have been very fortunate to have lived and experienced those wonderful times that brought us to where we are today, the digital era.
Now having said that the future is an unknown investment. However, I am sure that it will be as interesting and exciting as the past.
What a wonderful life we have all experienced to date.
Happy days ahead.

Jay&Dee

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Interesting times. I have a relo who lived in three (3) centuries, born in 1798 lived through 1800 and died in 1901. buried at Hopetoun cemetery near Bacchus Marsh Vic.

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I think to we were expecting so many new technologies in the 1970s. So looking forward to an easier life.

 

We were told that we all would only have to work 1 or 2 days a week. A complete & utter failure.

 

These days we are working for more BS than ever. Retirement is more administration than when I did it for my parents.

 

Current round of BS, they say AI will make things easier. BS+++ to the extreme. We will be totally imprisoned to technology slaves. At least I will be dead!

 

 

Ironically I am finding these days I am going back to a simpler life & where possible have no interest in technology.

 

I once had at home render farm with many dual Xeon CPU computers, endless computer & 3D problems. 

 

These days I really couldn't be bothered with any technology.

 

Probably the most difficult part is the increasing number of places that refuse cash.

 

 

Ok... for many businesses. But I can't even pay my block of units levy in cash. & I am one of the nut cases that effectively wipe the bums of the renter's & absent owner investors. Who often put in false invoices to claim expenses. They hate my guts at every AGM.

 

I am even thinking of going back to a dumb phone to avoid the administration.



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Inside every 75 year old man is a man only 50 years old, wondering what happened to him.

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I`m firmly in the very little technology camp ,carn`t be arsed with it most of the time . Give me something to design( on a drawing board) or build and thats my happy place.
i text or ring only , if it rings for me and i don`t answer ,as the phones usually someware that i`m not ,. my message service says leave a number or get stuffed .
Yeh at 71 i`m getting a bit antsy but what the hell ,i`ve earnt it
Rock on people ,Andy .

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Well, technology has taken a bit of a turn for the Better? or worse?. Rang my bank today with a simple question.

Being who I am, rather than talk to Olive I opted for a real person. Surprise, surprise, the "person" who answered had a very Australian accent. Very broad.  Every time the "person " "spoke", there was a three or four second delay, as if, the person spoke their answer and it was translated into Australian.   

When I remarked about this, after suitable delay she said that was because she was in Queensland.  Since when has there been a lag in telephone conversations to Queensland or perhaps anywhere on earth with all the fancy tech they now employ? 

Sad when you need interpreters for your own language in your own country.   In the meantime, the bank is still using cheap untrained labour, to increase profits.



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Every time the "person " "spoke", there was a three or four second delay, as if, the person spoke their answer and it was translated into Australian.   

When I remarked about this, after suitable delay she said that was because she was in Queensland.  Since when has there been a lag in telephone conversations to Queensland or perhaps anywhere on earth with all the fancy tech they now employ? 


 I think it may have been a joke (they're a bit slow up north). Or maybe there is some kind of AI powered profanity filter?



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I'm a bit thick dorian. could you please explain what you mean by joke? also what has a profanity filter got to do with it. I am talking about a delay in answering my questions. Is the person on the other end going to speak profanities to me? No, the delays aren't spaced to exclude profanities.

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I'm a bit thick dorian. could you please explain what you mean by joke? also what has a profanity filter got to do with it. I am talking about a delay in answering my questions. Is the person on the other end going to speak profanities to me? No, the delays aren't spaced to exclude profanities.


I guess it's not a joke if I have to explain it. Never mind.



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