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Old 07-29-2015, 01:28 PM   #15
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No need to fear change or technology.
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Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
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Old 07-29-2015, 04:20 PM   #16
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Can I get the upgrade that dumps my black tank too?
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Old 07-29-2015, 05:04 PM   #17
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Driving, eating, living is just to hard.

Don't learn to do it, just invent a machine to to it.

Pretty soon, we will be able to send our trailers out, fly a drone around the park to see the sights, and have it all come back home. All so we never have to leave the house.


I don't fear change or technology, and I am sure there are those who feel that allowing technology to preform "menial" tasks frees up one'e mind for better things.

I don't. I feel that learning to do these things is what drives us to develop more skills.

I don't need to watch a youtube video on how to back my trailer, I learned how to by doing it.




So there, from a not so old grump who is starting to understand why old folks think the world is going to hell.



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Old 07-30-2015, 03:37 PM   #18
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I think this is a cool feature. Technology really fascinates me, and I confess that being an early adopter has probably cost me some $. I can also attest to how some of the new safety features of cars (and trucks) can make a good driver even better. I have a new car that has the radar guided cruise control that adapts my speed to the vehicle in front of me. I've found this really reduces the irritation factor if you get behind someone who can't seem to keep a steady pace (speed up, slow down, speed up, slow down). Eventually, you can find space to get around them, but at least I don't find myself creeping too close to someone's rear bumper. (I wish other cars had this feature as perhaps they'd stop tailgating me!) The newest enhancement to this adaptive cruise control is a feature that computes the distance between the white line to my left and the white line to the right. IF it sees these lines, I get a green indicator ( a small green steering wheel illuminates), and I can remove my hands from the steering wheel for about 20 seconds -- after which two large orange hands show up on my display....and if my hands aren't on the wheel within about 5 seconds, the sound system shuts down and an annoying alarm sounds. So, if you were wondering if autonomous driving is near, it's actually here -- right now, albeit for 20 second increments. The advent of electric steering allows this, just as it does "automatic trailer backing."
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:52 PM   #19
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JD,
For whatever it's worth, I agree with you! Technology is great, but in order to use it people should be required to learn the basics and how to handle a situation when the latest and greatest gadgit fails! And eventually, it will fail.
In the meantime, this old geezer will continue to drive the 6 speed manual tranny, and pulling his old 34' AS. When he gets to the campground, he doesn't need a pull through, he can back it into what ever space is available.

Some people hate us, but only because we know how to do things they refuse to learn...

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Driving, eating, living is just to hard.

Don't learn to do it, just invent a machine to to it.

Pretty soon, we will be able to send our trailers out, fly a drone around the park to see the sights, and have it all come back home. All so we never have to leave the house.


I don't fear change or technology, and I am sure there are those who feel that allowing technology to preform "menial" tasks frees up one'e mind for better things.

I don't. I feel that learning to do these things is what drives us to develop more skills.

I don't need to watch a youtube video on how to back my trailer, I learned how to by doing it.




So there, from a not so old grump who is starting to understand why old folks think the world is going to hell.



Regards,

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For whatever it's worth, I agree with you! Technology is great, but in order to use it people should be required to learn the basic and how to handle a situation when the latest and greatest gadgit fails! And eventually, it will fail.
In the meantime, this old geezer will continue to drive the 6 speed manual tranny, and pulling his old 34' AS. When he gets to the campground, he doesn't need a pull through, he can back it into what ever space is available.

Some people hate us, but only because we know how to do things they refuse to learn...

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Driving, eating, living is just to hard.

Don't learn to do it, just invent a machine to to it.

Pretty soon, we will be able to send our trailers out, fly a drone around the park to see the sights, and have it all come back home. All so we never have to leave the house.


I don't fear change or technology, and I am sure there are those who feel that allowing technology to preform "menial" tasks frees up one'e mind for better things.

I don't. I feel that learning to do these things is what drives us to develop more skills.

I don't need to watch a youtube video on how to back my trailer, I learned how to by doing it.




So there, from a not so old grump who is starting to understand why old folks think the world is going to hell.



Regards,

JD
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