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People designed machinery and even built amazing things before the invention of laptop's(and auto-cad). So thats out. As far as cell phone's how do you think your grandparents generation got stuff done? magic and pixi farts?
The last part is you being spoiled by modern tech.

It makes me upset when people like you say stuff like, "How did your grandparents get it done?". Why does it matter. If we have the tech today, then we should take advantage of it and embrace it.
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Try being an IT consultant without a computer or phone. My whole line of work is based solely on computers. So nice try.rolleyes.gif

They did have IT consultant's back in the late 70's and early 80's....... but I guess they all had laptops and cell phone's back then too.

And I'm sure business men/women would cry with out there precious black berry but guess what, business happened before portable device's such as this were around.

We even had rocket scientists and put people on the moon without cell phones and laptops.

Your jobs would be different if not for these device's but no impossible.

Now here's the kicker. Nobody was saying ADULTS don't need these (even though we dont)

All the discussion in this thread is based at KIDS obtaining these device's.... reading comprehension....
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 8/27/12 at 11:55am
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Business intelligence in the modern sense didn't exist when my grandparents were around and I hardly thing they would grasp the concept of enterprise reporting and analytics so "How my grandparents did things" is a big fat N/A for that argument. Lets see you crunch hundreds of millions of records in a database with no computer.
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They did have IT consultant's back in the late 70's and early 80's....... but I guess they all had laptops and cell phone's back then too.

For the sake of your argument I guess i need to spell it out. I work in SAP business intelligence. No one in the 70-80's had this as SAP as we know it didn't exist. So when I say without my computer I can't function, I literally would not be able to do my job. As in, every piece of information, every tool, every report, every transaction is in the computer system of the client(s) i work for thus, without this laptop my existence at this job is moot. Are you happy now or would you like to continue down this road?
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And you know what he does for a living? I need a laptop and cell phone for my job. I travel often and need my laptop for AutoCAD. My cell phone is how I communicate when I'm not in the office and also provides internet connection, if I have plans to download with no available internet connection. I'm not dragging a desktop PC with me and I'm also not waiting a few days for someone to mail me plans If I have no internet.

People designed machinery and even built amazing things before the invention of laptop's(and auto-cad). So thats out. As far as cell phone's how do you think your grandparents generation got stuff done? magic and pixi farts?

The last part is you being spoiled by modern tech.

Funny enough this is exactly what your parents and grandparents said about you. Let me ask you should we take a step back in progression for nastalgias sake. For a tech site there are a lot of you that have very little forward thinking. I guess that coincides with the influx of users who are more worried about the looks of their rigs rather than the functionality and the performance. I am referring to the "Oh man best performing motherboard/gpu ever, screw that the colors suck, they don't match my rig." You know who you are.

I agree parents should not allow their kids to dictate their purchases, but instead of getting your kid that video game console next time grab them a cheap tablet and an intro to java ebook and let them learn.
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post #146 of 195
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Business intelligence in the modern sense didn't exist when my grandparents were around and I hardly thing they would grasp the concept of enterprise reporting and analytics so "How my grandparents did things" is a big fat N/A for that argument. Lets see you crunch hundreds of millions of records in a database with no computer.

Now, it was done DIFFERENT back then. I have said it before "Your jobs would be different but still possible.." How old are you people anyways?
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First world problems...

"but moooooooooooooooooooooooooooom, he has an alienware m18x and i only have an m17x!!!!"

The high school that I went to just gave their freshman (last year's freshman, not this year's) iPads to keep all year and turn in at the end. Then they get them back when school starts in a couple weeks. It actually sounds useful, but kind of a waste of money. Although it is the douchey "rich" city of my state, so the kids probably already have iPhones and iPods and some of them iPads...
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This is a discussion for another thread all together but what I do wasn't done back then. period. You can't call someone out, get a relevant answer, and ninja edit your way out of it. Now I've wasted enough time here I need to get back to work ON MY INDISPENSABLE COMPUTER thumb.gif
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For the sake of your argument I guess i need to spell it out. I work in SAP business intelligence. No one in the 70-80's had this as SAP as we know it didn't exist. So when I say without my computer I can't function, I literally would not be able to do my job. As in, every piece of information, every tool, every report, every transaction is in the computer system of the client(s) i work for thus, without this laptop my existence at this job is moot. Are you happy now or would you like to continue down this road?

No, I'm not happy with your responce rolleyes.gif

Business was being analyzed long before you came into the picture.

Now, sience your into spelling things out, how did you guys go from "kids dont need this" to "I (as an adult) cant live with out such and such device??" Off topic just a tad.
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No, I'm not happy with your responce rolleyes.gif
Business was being analyzed long before you came into the picture.
Now, sience your into spelling things out, how did you guys go from "kids dont need this" to "I (as an adult) cant live with out such and such device??" Off topic just a tad.

Since you told me I sound like your teenage sister which was also off topic. Im done justifying myself, and agree this needs to be back on topic.
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