“BAD” IS THE NEW “GOOD” IN TECH SUPPORT – Marilyn Armstrong

Bad customer and technical support is the new good. You only think it's bad. The problem is your attitude. Or so they'd have you think. YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE All the big technology companies are working hard to save a few bucks. Competition is fierce. Every penny counts. Since executives won't accept … Continue reading “BAD” IS THE NEW “GOOD” IN TECH SUPPORT – Marilyn Armstrong

THERE IS NO TRUTH IN THE SMALL PRINT – Marilyn Armstrong

The biggest lie we tell all the time is that when we check the box at the bottom we are agreeing to an interminable list of conditions that basically say whatever they say. What we know is if we do not sign, we can't use the product. It's not a choice. It's a mandate. So … Continue reading THERE IS NO TRUTH IN THE SMALL PRINT – Marilyn Armstrong

THE WONDER OF THE WEENIE – By Tom Curley

There was an interesting article in the news concerning a porn site called xhamster.com. I don’t know why it’s called that and I really don’t want to know. They’re in the news because they closed off their website to anybody living in the state of North Carolina. Why? Because of the harsh, horrible anti-LGBT law … Continue reading THE WONDER OF THE WEENIE – By Tom Curley

TECH-ADDICTED – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I didn’t realize how dependent we are on technology, or more precisely, our household machines. Then our Keurig coffee maker had a glitch and wouldn’t work. How were we going to make coffee?? !!XX?? We’ve always had a French Press and a regular drip coffee maker in the house. So I dug them out from … Continue reading TECH-ADDICTED – BY ELLIN CURLEY

SORRY, WRONG NUMBER – By GARRY ARMSTRONG

People of a certain age will recall the title from a popular radio drama that became a film noir classic with Barbara Stanwyck as the damsel/wife in distress and Burt Lancaster as the spouse with mayhem on his mind.  You can also dial "M For Murder" with the same theme: the telephone as a nefarious … Continue reading SORRY, WRONG NUMBER – By GARRY ARMSTRONG

LOVING AND HATING THE PHONE WHILE WISHING IT WORKED BETTER – Marilyn Armstrong

Since everyone's into talking about hating phones, I figured I'd throw my oar in the water too. I loved the phone right through my teenage years. I and my girlfriends would chat the night away, even though we lived two houses apart. The phone was more intimate. No one else was around. Just us, hidden … Continue reading LOVING AND HATING THE PHONE WHILE WISHING IT WORKED BETTER – Marilyn Armstrong

WOULD YOU PLEASE ANSWER THAT PHONE? – BY ELLIN CURLEY

The world can be divided in many ways – Republicans vs. Democrats, religious people vs. non religious people, cat people vs. dog people. Here’s another way – people who love the phone vs. people who hate it. I love talking on the phone. I have many close friends who live far away now and it’s … Continue reading WOULD YOU PLEASE ANSWER THAT PHONE? – BY ELLIN CURLEY