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Monday, April 1, 2013

A is All About April's A to Z Blogging Challenge




My letter A is not really all about that. I did pick a theme and I will stick to it. It wasn't easy, but I thought it's good because it will allow me to have short blogs instead of long ones.

My letter A is "All About" old school gadgets. I'm referring to old school gadgets before and during the computer internet boom. Letter "A" starts all--almost--my old school gadgets blog, which I try to recall in alphabetical order, and it marks as the theme of my 2013 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge.

Let's start with Address Books. I'm sure that a few only have an actual hard copy of an address book, and that includes me. I still have a thick desk size filofax (5x7) that I carry with me everyday. I jot down all the addresses--not phone numbers--of all my snail mail pals. I keep the mailing addresses separate from my cellphone address book, because I literary love to write. However, I also know that they're becoming obsolete. I'm so thankful that Day-Timer still manufacture them, or else I'm doomed.

Another A is for Agents, travel agents, that is. With all the internet travel sites available, (i.e. Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, etc.) Having an agent to manage your travel plans sounds obsolete. I do know that there are still travel agencies and travel agents in that job category, but they're becoming fewer in number. Everybody can access the different travel sites online. Everybody can book a trip/vacation easily.

Not sure I'd let go of my address book--or even my Day-Timer! But, I'm happy to do my own travel booking.

Hope this started it correctly. I'd definitely hop around blogs. See you there...

P.S. Thanks Arlee Bird for continuing this wonderful challenge!


24 comments:

  1. Popping back in. Old school...made me smile, cause I'm old enough I relate. I think we probably had a time zone issue, cause this post wasn't up when I was here earlier. Thanks loads for the directions on how to make a hyperlink. I had writtent hem down but they didn't work...so hope you don't mind my practicing here on your blog.

    Animal Lovers

    I have a hand written address book here on my desk, don't carry it with me, but do add to it. I don't use an electronic addy book.

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    1. It takes a while to get a hang of it. It happened to me at first, but I'm so used to writing the hyperlink codes that I don't need to write it down. You're probably writing the code incorrectly. I forgot to mention that there should be one space between a and href. Others have no spaces.

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  2. It worked....thanks so much for your help!

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  3. I have an address book that's about 4x6, plus a small one that fits in my purse, plus one for Christmas cards! A few times a year I make sure all the addresses are current/correct in all 3. I write the names in pen and the addresses/numbers in pencil to accommodate moves.

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    1. Speaking of updating addresses, you have to update me with yours JoJo. I think I still have your old one.

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  4. Hi Sonnia,
    Believe it or not, there are still a lot of folks out there who love, and hold for dear life the old ways of doing things. I still keep a handwritten address book--kind of up-to-date and a recipe box. Remember those?

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    1. Oh, I do remember those. However, I have a recipe binder. It has plastic pages where I slip in index cards with recipes written on it. It was a gift by my mother-in-law. I love it! I just love writing on stuff.

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  5. I really love my filo-fax and have all my addresses in there. I wouldn't use a travel agent now though; I've only booked online for several years now.

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    1. Oh believe me, my Day-Timer is a part of my heart. I have to carry it everywhere. LOL

      My husband and I recently traveled. We didn't use a travel agent either. I think agents put traveling on an expensive pedestal. If agents disappear, traveling will be a bit attainable. But, they also sell their packages, and agents act as a marketing extension. I guess, it's a case to case basis.

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  6. This year for the first time I transferred all of my addresses from an actual address book you hold in your hand to a file on my computer. I had that address book for years and years, but so many people had moved (and some more than once) that it was time. :(

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    1. I tried doing that--transfer everything digitally--in case something happens with my bag or Day-Timer, but it's more likely I'd lose my phone than my organizer. Bahahaha!

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  7. I used to have a planner I kept all my contacts and appointments in. At least until the digital planners, and then the smartphones. :)

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    http://writebackwards.we3dements.com

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    1. I guess my eyes aren't comfortable with all the digital screens when it comes to scheduling and jotting down stuff. But, I do spend a lot of time on Facebook and Twitter. Weird, huh?

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  8. What a cool idea. Love it. And yeah, I have an address book somewhere, but I never use it. Weird how something like that becomes obsolete!

    Anyway, I'm one of the minions assigned to help with the challenge and you are on my bloglist so I'm stopping by to say hi. Nice to meet you! I'm following so I'll be back. :)

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    1. Thank you Karen! I'm checking out your page, too.

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  9. Hi.. its a pleasure to read your blog. I'm from the AtoZ Challenge.
    Bhavya at Just Another Blog

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    1. Hi Bhav.Zz! Thanks for dropping by. I'll definitely visit your blog. :-)

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  10. A theme always works better...I like yours. Look forward to the rest of your challenge posts!

    Damyanti
    Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2013

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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  11. great theme! I too have a gadget theme on my blog for the challenge. Mine however centers around toys and gadgets I played with growing up through the 80's 90's and 2000's. The address book has gone digital now but I will admit I still like having an actual adress book. I also recently looked into being a travel agent but I wonder what is the point now...?

    looking forward to more

    ~Teresa~
    @icecoldpenguin
    @fangirl_nd
    http://fangirlnextdoor.com

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    1. Thanks Teresa! I'll be checking out your blog soon.

      I wouldn't part from my Day-Timer organizer. Everything's in it. LOL

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  12. Oh man, now we have our address book, along with a wealth of other things, all in our phones. Crazy how far the world has come!

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    1. In the near future, everything will be in our wristwatch (i.e. TV, videophone, computer, laser... hmm, I just wrote laser...LOL)

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