On Thu, 2011-11-17 at 11:14 -0500, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote: > Craig White wrote: > > On Nov 17, 2011, at 6:55 AM, Reindl Harald wrote: > >> Am 17.11.2011 14:44, schrieb Les Mikesell: > <snip> > > As for the majority... more than 50% of all phones sold now are smart > > phones. Soon everyone, everywhere will have one. > > Ah, now I understand: you've drunk the Kool-Aid. > > No, NOT everyone will have one. Not everyone *wants* one. Try looking at > the surveys that happen every year or two, and something like 2/3rds of > older Americans, and a good percentage of younger, only want A PHONE THAT > WORKS, so that they can call someone and do this thing called "talk". They > don't want to screw around with a phone. > > And that's not going to change... unless, as I said yesterday, you, > personally, want to spring the money out of your pocket for, say, me to > have eye surgery, so I get 15/20 vision, so I can *read* the friggin' > email at 4 point type. ---- Clearly you are out of touch with reality here... http://www.mobilechoices.co.uk/news/older-mobile-users-switch-on-to-smartphones-091111.html >From which I quote... "While a US study found that just 30% of over-55s currently have smartphones, their rate of ownership jumped by 5% in the last three months alone." Survey source... Nielson Here's a hint... they have this technology called pinch to zoom which allows you to make everything large enough to compensate for your vision problems. Craig -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.