10819Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Letterpress Economy Informal Poll (OT)
- May 18, 2009
> Alex -Graham Moss
> I don¹t have a cell Alex, nor do I want/need one, which sort of seems to make
> this new system a bit flawed.
> I like cash. It¹s a system that has worked for a long time, and continues to
> work. I don¹t stand in line to buy a (subway) ticket; I get on the bus, pay
> the conductor, and all is well. What¹s wrong with that? What part of that
> needs changing? For what purpose? Anyway, what¹s wrong with standing in line
> all of a sudden? You save time? And what do you do with all those seconds and
> minutes you have saved, learn to be a clock watcher?
> Buying at a distance I can put a check in the mail, or send paper money.
> Rarely do I ever need instant money transfer, but even the debit card has a
> hard time accomplishing that, though it does enough of the job to fit that
> Let¹s try not to slavishly follow every new game that comes to town. ³Our new
> world² you say, who is the ³us² in that? No-one asked me! I¹m happier with our
> old world. I don¹t know why we got rid of the 20th century this one¹s no
> improvement so far, just more change for the sake of it. What a waste!
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> Will all respect, your thoughts here are a bit flawed. The bank has
> no more access to your funds than if you had a simple debit card. You
> put a certain amount of money in that acct, and you access it through
> your cell. Instead of waiting in a line to buy a subway ticket with
> your credit card, you just walk up to the turnstile, your phone
> recognizes the turnstile, and you pay with a push of a button, then
> go on your way.
> It's also a somewhat misplaced criticism (mindlessly accepting tech
> fads) of someone who makes a living restoring & printing with hundred
> year old machines and binding books by hand.
> Fritz gets mad at me because I don't have a checkbook, but that's
> just our new world.
> Cheers, Alex
> press eight seventeen - lexington letterpress
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