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Pickles by Brian Crane for October 11, 2020

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    allen@home  over 1 year ago

    Earl’s way is better. Unless you have trouble reading your own handwriting.

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    jagedlo  over 1 year ago

    A good thing to do Earl, unless you forget why you wrote down what you did…

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    sirbadger  over 1 year ago

    Those notebooks are useful if you meet a deaf person.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    Clyde should try finding the magnification option on that phone.

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    laughingkitty  over 1 year ago

    I write notes to myself all the time. But I still sometimes neglect to do what I wrote down.

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    Concretionist  over 1 year ago

    I have a friend who’s in Earl’s (and my) age cohort who has taught herself to use gesture-writing. It’s a bit odd reading texts from her because she’s not one to often go back and check that the phone correctly guessed what she intended to say… but at least it’s made of whole words.

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    Argythree  over 1 year ago

    I have arthritic fingers that don’t work screens well, and poor eyesight for small screens. I stick with notebooks and little pads of paper…

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    Lucy Rudy  over 1 year ago

    If I write a note on my phone, I forget it’s there. I have note pads in every room because I will forget what I want if I have to leave a room to write it down.

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    wiatr Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I love it when my son has something he wants to show me on his phone. I usually have to ask him what I’m looking at so he has to explain it to me anyway.

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    David Huie Green-ToChargeForTruthIsToPayForLies  over 1 year ago

    BLIXT ME. JUST FOR PFUNGET. Or so it seems to me.

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    I am with Earl’s friend, I have to use the voice recognition option!

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    jpayne4040  over 1 year ago

    I liked the phones that were bigger. They had bigger screens and bigger buttons so they were a lot easier for me.

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    Breadboard  over 1 year ago

    Whatever is put on a phone may be seen by others . Stick with the paper.

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    dadoctah  over 1 year ago

    Fun fact: as you get older, your fingertips generally become drier, meaning that it’s harder to get a touch screen to work.

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    ERBEN2  over 1 year ago

    Sad today , I can see the precious Roscoe sitting next too Earl in panel one top left .

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    david_42  over 1 year ago

    Way back, before spell checkers on computers, a guy I knew wrote columns for newsletters. The people setting up type would just read his column out loud and someone would type away. He always had the correct pronunciation, so no problems; then he got a spell checker and just took whatever word came up. Things got difficult.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    I have to use a stylist pen…or my notes would be just like his. I love paper and pencil best! I’m with Earl!

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    amanbe3  over 1 year ago

    I’m with Earl on this. Those tiny keyboards and my fumble fingers do not get along well. I have enough trouble with a regulation sized laptop keyboard.

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    Redd Panda  over 1 year ago

    Have some fun with “voice to text” as the computer/phone tries valiantly to understand.

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    UmmeMoosa  over 1 year ago

    Yesterday I was trying to use those modern thermometers and it kept giving me ‘Error’ and I was thinking never had a problem with those glass mercury thermometers they worked every time at least, technology can be a double edged sword but ultimately it is great and I’m thankful

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    Plainsman4 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Hence the notebook.

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    Cozmik Cowboy  over 1 year ago

    As bad ideas go, touch screens are right down there with gigbags and pantyhose.

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    KEA  over 1 year ago

    I use voice memos

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    prrdh  over 1 year ago

    “Better”? Or “only”?

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    zeexenon  over 1 year ago

    At 77, this long retired Engineer caved and bought a couple of Bluetooth keyboards.

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    Buckeye67  over 1 year ago

    When you drop a note book it doesn’t break.

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    Wendy786  over 1 year ago

    Old fashioned pencil and paper. Never runs out of power. Cheap. Effective.

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    kab2rb  over 1 year ago

    Oh I know that feeling, on eyesight, for me prescription glasses. Plus I am on my laptop.

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    j.l.farmer  over 1 year ago

    i have fat fingers and i have trouble texting but thank goodness for auto-correct or texting phrase several times and the words pop up for you to enter without having to spell them yourself.

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    donwestonmysteries  over 1 year ago

    Or use voice to text function if you can see it.

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