I started counting web enabled devices in our home and was shocked.
1 wired desktop
3 wireless laptops
2 smart phones
2 Voip lines
2 Netflix-VuDu-Hulu boxes for the TVs
When My daughter visits with our granddaughters we can add 2 more smart phones, another laptop, and another iPad.
Now I understand why I like to hide in the garage with the model T -
With a wife and two teenage daughters, we have:
4 (not so) smart phones
4 laptops (hardly used anymore)
3 iPods (guess who doesn't have one)
2 old iPads
1 DirectTV receiver
1 AppleTV (wireless device)
Believe it or not, only one TV in the house (who needs it with all the other stuff)
I have a old desk top here in the house, and 1 in the radio room and 1 in the shop that dont half work.All on dial up connection.
I think this flip phone would do something web related if I knew how to do it and paid more per month.
I just see the need for all that hi tech.
One desktop for home, one laptop for travel, and the dumbest cell phone I could find (no text, no apps, just talk.)
I use a netbook and desktop computer and three computer monitors for my underground FM radio station.
I use another, older computer in that room to play some older games I still like playing.
My main computer is in the living room and has a 42" plasma as the main monitor and two smaller monitors. I run everything wireless, including my mouse and keyboard.
I live alone...and now you know why hahaha
Steve, I much preferred my dumb phone. The company bought me a smart phone, fully maxed out (iPhone5S or some such) and quite frankly, I can't stand the thing. Wish I was still using the old flip phone.
One desktop and like Steve said the dumbest cell phone I could find 8 yrs ago.
All operational and connected
40 years ago 25 percent of an IBM 704 from jackass flats Nv.
2 Apple TV's
Rebuilt Del with win 7.
Keeping my old one with XP so I can print old files and as a backup. Not on line so can't be hacked.
Tablet I don't use.
Flip phone that stays in car.
Two XP desktops that are rarely used but run software I can't justify the expense of upgrading. Two laptops, one Kindle Fire, one smart phone (my wife's) and one dumb flip phone for me. Too many TV's.
Oh, I forgot, the wife and kids all have Kindle s. however, now they only use their phones and iPads
2 DESKTOP, 1 LAPTOP (SELDOM USED), A STEVE'S PHONE LOOK ALIKE JUST FOR TALKING. I AM THE ONLY ONE THAT USES THE COMPUTERS. DO HAVE A BOAT LOAD OF REMOTE CONTROLS.
FORGOT, ELEANOR HAS A KINDLE FOR READING FREE BOOKS FROM AMAZON.
One laptop not mine and I have a smartphone
One desktop (my workhorse), one laptop (for traveling or outside the home), one iPhone, one Nook. The iPhone enables me to send and receive e-mails (and accept translation jobs) when I am not at home. (In other words, it's not a toy, it's an income generator....)
I added my sprinkler system controller to the network. Now if the Internet is down my grass dies! Haha. Actually I love having an app for that since I no longer have to guess what zone 1 goes to, and find out when it squirts me in the pants.
2 internet connected desktops
1 Older PC that I keep around to run a program that costs $100 to upgrade and I don't want to spend the money.
1 Ipad (wife's)
1 (Wife's) Steve Phone that's so old my 16 year old granddaughter looked at it one day and said, "How quaint".
1 Burner phone. A Burner is lower on the scale than a Steve Phone. It's the kind drug dealers use. Cost $6 for the phone and then prepay $20 every 3 months to be able to use it. Needless to say, a Burner isn't much of a computer. I've never even bothered learning how to store frequently called numbers. Keep them on a 3X5 card. The beauty of a Burner is that whenever you begin to get too many solicitation calls, you just throw the phone away and get another one with a different number. No telling what the number is. I've got it written on a piece of tape on the back of the phone in case I ever need to know. Works for drug dealers; works for me.
4 Desktops running XP (Forever)
5 Laptops running XP (Forever)
1 Laptop running Win 7 (big compromise)
1 Kindle Fire
1 Antique cell phone that only understands talking that I'll keep until I die.
Various kiddie toys that have more computing power than my first XT.
I've got a couple laptops that the dog chewed the cords up.
1 iPhone in that drawer over there. The battery is dead on it so I threw it in that drawer. One day I heard it ring but didn't answer it. As far as I'm concern a dead battery means dead.
1 iPhone that I keep charged. I use it for the same things I use my iPad for. Email, Facebook, eBay, mtfca, weather and a crapload of other stuff when I feel alone.
1 iPad that is an iPhone without text or telephone.
2 tv's they have something built into them that finds something I guess I have in my house called a router so I can watch a bunch of old movies on something called Netflix.
My iPad and iPhone work off a router in my house to if I've got something called wifi turned on. That might be the same place my Netflix thing comes from. Oh and the iPhone and iPad can play movies and music too. Playing movies cost $800.00 a month if you want to watch a few of them.
I don't have a telephone or anything called dial up but when I hit the same buttons that I use to hit when I had that dial up stuff my computer still does now what it did then. But it cost a lot more money.
I still get water from the faucets and though I don't know exactly what the magic is that makes it work there's a button in my house that opens the garage door.
Oh hey I forgot, my iThings take pictures and videos too. And play music.
And all of it costs me a lot of money and though I'd like to have them surgically removed I'm afraid to get rid of them because I might explode or something without them. The guy in the room next to me that wears the tinfoil helmet told me I better keep all this stuff. He also said if I throw the stuff away I could end up pissing "them" off.
Just the wife & I, we have 3 desktop with xp. The one I always use get a blue screen at least once a time when used, and hates facebook. One I guess is for parts. One works great, but is the wife's, and is never turned on, she is always using her laptop, while watching TV.
2 lap top, one Vista (mine), the wifi doesn't work, so it's stuck to a plug-in, rarely use it. The other is the wife's with Windows 7.
And the best cell phone there is! talk, text but I don't text, and I have to be about 35 miles from home to work! Never rings at home, so I'm never bothered in the middle of anything outside. Only a house phone, leave a message, or E-mail, and I'll get back to you later!
I'm only in a hurry for the wife!
W385 Motorola flip phone is what I use. I got my first 1 years ago and it died and verison let me "upgrade" to a cheap samsung flip phone. I did not like that thing.Could not hold it in my hand.To rounded off.
So I got a used W385 from a friend and used it for a while.It died recently. So Ebay and 15 bucks, I have another 1. And no contract renewal!
I have friends with these ibesmart phones and I have tried to "drive" them and to heck with a touch screen. Give me Buttons!
I honestly have decided if flip phones and standard cell phones are done away with I will just cancel my service and forget it. So called smart phones are just to complicated and fragile.
And for no real reason.
I looked into a Jitterbug but have you priced them things? you would think you was buying something gold plated.
A camera and phone directory are handy on a cell phone but that is the max I need or want on 1.
As I turn around in my chair here at my desk, I can count 15 IBM Servers & 5 PC's. All of them work, but I basically only use 3 - one server, one for the internet & one personal that never hooks to the internet. There is about every operating system you can think of: WIN 2K, 2K Server, NT 4.0, Win 98, XPPro & Win 7. Oh yeah, I'm playing with Ubuntu, but haven't gotten completely hooked on it yet. There is Mandrake on one of the PC's. FWIW, all of them work. There's probably another dozen lying around that don't work or have been used for parts. If you haven't guessed, I have a weakness for IBM Servers......older ones.
I have a really good desktop in my man cave, a good desktop in the house, a laptop just in case (and for computer calls) and, like Steve, the dumbest cell phone (read CHEAPEST prepaid plan) I could get.
My cell phone is for ME.......not everybody else.......
I was on a trip with one of my cousins. She entertained herself with the fancy apps on her smart phone until the battery ran out and she had no phone. How smart is that?
At home 2 laptops (me and wife) 1 verizon hot spot thingy so we can take the internet with us 2 phones(dumb no internet or text) 1 T.V. getting channels off the air because we realized we weren't watching any cable channels!
At work 5 wired desktops controlling 6 buildings remotely 2 or 3 smart phones another 2 tablets T.V. hooked up to cable at least 30 cameras and when I am not busy with one of them I am allowed to lurk on this forum!
If I have my cell phone with me it is the only piece of modern electronics in my Model T.
I carry my smartphone with me in my T because its far more accurate at judging speed than the speedometer that doesn't work.
I tried a "rebuilt" dell latitude laptop a few years ago but it died shortly after I got it.
I could see where a laptop would be handy sometimes but still to expensive just for something I want and dont need. Old desktops are enough for me.A friend ask why I dont have hi speed.Well for 1 wireless wont work for me because of my metal buildings and distance from the house.But 2, I would spend to much time on utube and other places and not get any work done.
I am amazed at how many web gadgets we have-
Your lists reminded me that I left 2 Kindles and 3 cameras off the list.
I have 3 battery packs that I can use to recharge phones and iPads if I remember to charge them and a wireless hub that I can use to connect to a wired internet in a hotel room.
There are also 2 desk top computers and another laptop that are sitting in my home office.
By The Way- please buy more of these things because my job depends on a healthy electronic assembly industry.
I only have one my Commodore 64 Computer from 1980.
Forgot about the old Commodore in the attic, so three including it, my brain and the current desk top.
Oh, if we're talking antiques, I have a TRS-80 Color Computer I with accessories that I bought in college somewhere in a box out in the shop. Also a Timex Sinclair TI/99A (anyone remember those?)
I also still watch TV on my 1949 GE Television. They don't call me Old Fart for Nothing.
Danial did you also have the 2 inch wide printer?
I had/have the 4" wide 4-pen color plotter. Very spendy but even by the standards of the day, almost useless to me. I bought that a couple years after I bought trhe computer.
(Love your TV, Mark)