So the Amish can use computers as well, though sadly they still lack an online dating service

Interesting, I never knew they could do this.

For religious reasons, the Amish avoid much of what may be called modern technology. But they do make exceptions and sometimes even use computers. Here’s a photo from a recent Amish trade show in Ohio. One company promoted its line of computers with deliberately limited functions: (Source Link)

The computers however would have no access to the internet, no music and no video, using only the most crippled and rudimentary software for business purposes, so quite naturally they went with Microsoft Office.

Looks like my dream of nailing down an Internet-friendly Amish babe who can make me delicious whoopie pies will still have to wait a few more centuries though.

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3 Responses to So the Amish can use computers as well, though sadly they still lack an online dating service

  1. sunshinemary December 12, 2013 at 8:29 PM #

    Using only the most crippled and rudimentary software for business purposes, so quite naturally they went with Microsoft Office.

    I lol’d at this. :)

    I have a PC of course, but I love my iPad. One of my kids stepped on it two weeks ago and the screen is all cracked now but it still works just fine!

    • Frank Swift December 12, 2013 at 11:29 PM #

      Yikes, I would have cried if that had been my iPad. Actually I would have screamed first, then I would have cried.

      If you don’t have AppleCare and you’re near an Apple Store, there’s still a chance they can fix/replace the iPad for free if it’s still under warranty (and occasionally even when not). When I got one of my last iPhones, I was taking a picture while traveling in LA, tripped and watched my iPhone FLY halfway across Venice Beach before finally landing with a sickening thud. The antenna broke, but it was still within the one year warranty and I was able to get the phone replaced for free. Whew.

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