Sunday Poser # 133- Embracing new ways?

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

Do you prefer old ways or new technology in your day to day life?

By old ways I mean using a wristwatch, using a diary to keep appointments, or a calendar hanging on the wall to note events that you’d like to remember.

All this can be easily done by your smartphone. But some people prefer to do it with a paper and pen.

I do wear a watch! Always have. Though recently a fitness tracker has taken its place. But I’ll still flick my wrist to check the time. On my bedroom wall a calendar is hanging on it I’ve circled important appointments and events. For taking notes I do use the phone but for my A to Z challenge, I noted down all the topics in a small notebook.

What do you prefer in your daily life? High tech gadgets keeping a record of your routine or you like to do it manually?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.



84 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 133- Embracing new ways?

  1. I am keep as much of my life off the internet as possible. I have a diary on my desk, a calendar in the kitchen with appointments and things I am going to do. I use my phone as a phone unless I am away from home and then I may access mainly social media.
    I haven’t worn a watch in probably forty years. Early on working in the city, there was always a clock somewhere if not I could get a sneaky look at someones watch or just ask if needs be.
    I saw a young woman use her wrist “computer” to do so many tings. Just held her wrist to the EFTPOS reader to pay for drinks.
    I still use cash for small purchases as some shops charge a fee, around 1% or higher so using a card for everything over a month could add up even if it is 5c added to a cup of coffee. that could be 10c a day, 70c a week, $2.80 a month so imagine how much is added for all those purchases less than say $30.
    I prefer to have that money to buy coffees for cash 😁

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  2. I use my digital card company to remember birthdays. I can’t add/subtract in my head so I use my phone or computer calculator. I have a fitness watch too but use it to check the time. For events I send my self reminder emails. I also have about ten reminders on my phone to take meds, call people, and appointments at any given time. I love tech, but one thing old school I love more than modern is snail mail letters. I try to write those whenever I can, and always love getting them. Thanks, Sadje. I hope you’re having a lovely weekend and the week ahead will be great. I’m fighting off pneumonia. :/ But it’s giving me lots of time to read, so there’s that. (Digital and audio books lol). ♥

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    1. Thanks Niki for sharing. I agree that digital devices are very convenient and easy to use. I love reading ebooks too. I hope you feel better soon my friend. Hugs.

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  3. I am a bit of both, there was always something special in getting a letter or birthday card in the post. Especially if the card contained money (as a child). I can now keep in contact more with my family and best friends. Either by a phone call, or a snapchat, or even a voice message. It makes it feel like I am more close to family and friends even though we are miles apart.

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    1. Thanks a lot Diana for sharing your thoughts. A personalized card, a handwritten letter are both very exciting to get. But no doubt that modern technology makes it easy to stay in touch with everyone

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  4. I like using some of both. With my phone, I like the fact that I can have so many things in one place–calendar, grocery list, notes, etc. I still wear a watch too, and I like using pen and paper to write poetry.

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    1. Thanks Brandon for sharing your thoughts. I think not being totally reliant on technology is good for us. But as someone pointed out, all those answering this question are using a hi-tech device to do so!!!!

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  5. I use modern technology and old school things too. I find that using pen and paper is effective for some things but the phone, computer and/or laptop saves me time. It just depends, but I use both.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth for sharing! I do write down lists but then leave them behind. So I’ve started to write notes on my phone. Whatever is more convenient for us, we gravitate towards that.


  6. I concur with many of the comments. I use both, but I tend to lean more towards old school. It helps with my memory and cognitive development. Being a senior citizen, I can use all of the brain power I can get! 😜😂😝

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  7. I prefer a mix. I’m in-between when it comes to jumping on board with new technology. I wait to see if it works well for others or if it is necessary. I had a landline long after cell phones came out. And when smartphones hit the scene, I was quite likely one of the last people to buy one. I kept my trusty flip phone when everyone around me had a smartphone. I got my first iPhone last year. I had never had one before. I must say it is convenient and has a lot of nice features. I also have an Apple Watch, and I like it because it helps me track my steps, heart rate, etc. I do really enjoy the touchscreen function of my laptop, and I got one of those pretty soon after they started offering them. Since I wrote a lot on it back then, the added feature of the touchscreen was super convenient. I try to keep up with a paper planner, because one time when I switched cell phones and transferred my calendar, it got lost.😱 I had no idea what my appointments were. I do keep everything in my phone calendar. I would be lost without some kind of calendar! I also have been getting back into the habit of journaling, and I love reading hard copies of books. Nothing beats holding a book in your hands.

    I think technology can be great and extremely useful. That’s the best kind, that which is helpful.❤️


    1. Thanks for sharing Melissa. Yes, embracing new tech should be done cautiously. I also do a mix and match. And I do love the touch screen feature of my surface pro laptop.

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  8. Interesting question. I’m a bit of a blend. I have all my appointments on my Calendar app on the phone even sharing events with my husband so we ensure we know where we are; what we are doing through Shared Calendars. However, I love to write the events into a wall calendar in the kitchen as I love buying annual calendars (paper) that I can hang. I like looking at the entire month ahead and scribbling on it. Most of all? I like turning the page over to the new month on the first day of the new month. 🤣

    I got rid of all social media a couple of years ago and it’s given back so much time that has allowed me to learn a new language in its place as well as write more. I do have a Fitbit but I chose not to buy things off platforms such as Uber or Amazon; I don’t use AI either.

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    1. Thanks Helen for sharing your experience and thoughts. I too love a paper calendar on my wall and the sensation of satisfaction when we turn a new page. 🫶🏼


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