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Dyslexic luddites of the world, untie !

Postby MrBond » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:39 pm

Prompted by jarbeck's post today in general running discussion regarding issues with his Garmin - are we becoming too dependent on electronic devices to inform us down to several significant digits what we're doing ?

I have just a watch, while most of my running friends have Garmins or such - what's wrong with lacing up your shoes, and just getting out there ?

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Postby ian » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:32 pm

I'm with you on the low-tech. Some runs I don't wear a watch at all, and when I do, I seldom look at it. I'd also argue that while a Garmin can record several digits of data for a run, these aren't always "significant" given the technological limitations of the device. All that said, live and let live.

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Postby ultraslacker » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:45 pm

meh. I don't really care whether other people want to wear a watch or gps or not. It doesn't affect me. :)


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Postby Jwolf » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:49 pm

Running is for enjoyment. So do whatever you want that lets you enjoy it the most. For me, I enjoy data and technology. Sometimes I enjoy running without a watch. Sometimes I enjoy running on the treadmill.
No, you shouldn't become a slave to technology, but for many people it helps them enjoy their running more.

Are you also going to start a thread about running without music? ;)

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Postby MrBond » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:18 pm

Jwolf wrote:Running is for enjoyment. So do whatever you want that lets you enjoy it the most. For me, I enjoy data and technology. Sometimes I enjoy running without a watch. Sometimes I enjoy running on the treadmill.
No, you shouldn't become a slave to technology, but for many people it helps them enjoy their running more.

Are you also going to start a thread about running without music? ;)

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Postby ian » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:38 pm

ultraslacker wrote:meh. I don't really care whether other people want to wear a watch or gps or not. It doesn't affect me. :)

Unless you're standing around for five minutes after the nominal start of a group run while waiting for every last person to get a satellite connection, without which, there would be no point in running.

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Postby ultraslacker » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:55 pm

Lol true! I usually try to remember to turn mine on early. But if it takes too long I will just start without it. But for most of my group runs I am actually leading so it's forgivable if the leader wants her gps. ;)


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Postby Irongirl » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:25 pm

err. I read the title as psychedelic luddites of the world.....

tee hee.
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Postby Habs4ever » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:55 pm

I must be dyslexic because I read it as "unite" :lol:

I like keep track of the distances, so I usualy check it at the end.
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Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:00 pm

Irongirl wrote:err. I read the title as psychedelic luddites of the world.....

tee hee.



you must have been thinking of me ... 8) :lol: :wink:

mind you...it's been more than 40 years since I was psychedelic...but I'm still a luddite :D :D
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Postby MrBond » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:26 pm

Jo-Jo wrote:
Irongirl wrote:err. I read the title as psychedelic luddites of the world.....

tee hee.



you must have been thinking of me ... 8) :lol: :wink:

mind you...it's been more than 40 years since I was psychedelic...but I'm still a luddite :D :D


Yes Jo-Jo, that was (for both of us) a long, long time ago.... :wink:
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Postby Nicholas » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:54 pm

MrBond wrote:
Jo-Jo wrote:
Irongirl wrote:err. I read the title as psychedelic luddites of the world.....

tee hee.

you must have been thinking of me ... 8) :lol: :wink:

mind you...it's been more than 40 years since I was psychedelic...but I'm still a luddite :D :D


Yes Jo-Jo, that was (for both of us) a long, long time ago.... :wink:

I remember hanging out with the Luddites back in the UK. Was a smashing time.
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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:50 am

I suppose I should google it, but it wouldn't tell me what you really meant. What is a luddite?
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Postby Samantha » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:54 am

Resistant to advances in technology.

"a "Luddite" is a term describing those opposed to, or slow to adopt or incorporate into their lifestyle, industrialisation, automation, computerisation or new technologies in general" from Wikipedia

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Postby jgore » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:19 am

MrBond wrote:
Jo-Jo wrote:
Irongirl wrote:err. I read the title as psychedelic luddites of the world.....

tee hee.



you must have been thinking of me ... 8) :lol: :wink:

mind you...it's been more than 40 years since I was psychedelic...but I'm still a luddite :D :D


Yes Jo-Jo, that was (for both of us) a long, long time ago.... :wink:


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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:17 pm

jgore wrote:
MrBond wrote:
Jo-Jo wrote:
Irongirl wrote:err. I read the title as psychedelic luddites of the world.....

tee hee.



you must have been thinking of me ... 8) :lol: :wink:

mind you...it's been more than 40 years since I was psychedelic...but I'm still a luddite :D :D


Yes Jo-Jo, that was (for both of us) a long, long time ago.... :wink:


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I was there: I lived in Berkeley CA.
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Postby turd ferguson » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:40 pm

Jwolf wrote:Running is for enjoyment. So do whatever you want that lets you enjoy it the most. For me, I enjoy data and technology. Sometimes I enjoy running without a watch. Sometimes I enjoy running on the treadmill.
No, you shouldn't become a slave to technology, but for many people it helps them enjoy their running more.

Are you also going to start a thread about running without music? ;)

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I agree with this completely. Why would I tell someone else how to enjoy their sport?
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Postby La » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:05 pm

I don't understand what dyslexia has to do with being a luddite.
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Postby dgrant » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:17 pm

I am on your lawn and don't know the next step. Please advise.

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Postby erinmcd » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:23 pm

I use my Garmin when I want to, and not when I don't want to.

For some days, where I have a specific workout that I want to do at pace and/ or distance I find it pretty handy. On other days, when I know my route, and I just want to run at a pace I want to run at (without caring how fast or slow it is) I don't wear it.

When I race, I like having it so I can keep an eye on my pace and not get carried away early on.

For everyone else, whatever floats their boat..........
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Postby turd ferguson » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:27 pm

erinmcd wrote:I use my Garmin when I want to, and not when I don't want to.

For some days, where I have a specific workout that I want to do at pace and/ or distance I find it pretty handy. On other days, when I know my route, and I just want to run at a pace I want to run at (without caring how fast or slow it is) I don't wear it.

When I race, I like having it so I can keep an eye on my pace and not get carried away early on.

For everyone else, whatever floats their boat..........


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Postby Nicholas » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:30 pm

La wrote:I don't understand what dyslexia has to do with being a luddite.

Re-read the title...slowly.
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Postby Nicholas » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:31 pm

dgrant wrote:I am on your lawn and don't know the next step. Please advise.

Follow the direction that the barrel is pointing in...
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Postby La » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:52 pm

Nick wrote:
La wrote:I don't understand what dyslexia has to do with being a luddite.

Re-read the title...slowly.

I got the untie/unite reference. That has nothing to do with being anti-technology.
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Postby turd ferguson » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:06 pm

La wrote:
Nick wrote:
La wrote:I don't understand what dyslexia has to do with being a luddite.

Re-read the title...slowly.

I got the untie/unite reference. That has nothing to do with being anti-technology.


No that's the luddite part.

I think the luddites were the people who threw their wooden shoes, or "sabots" into machinery to damage it, thus giving rise to the word "vandalism"
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