I, and many of my friends, have TVs which were built 20 years. They work fine for what I need them for, by the way. Yet, now, I am told that my phone which works perfectly fine, won’t be supported any more by the phone service providers. I have to buy a phone with tracking devices incased in a GPS program. The same is true if I buy a newer car, too. Back to buying a new TV which, I’m told, has a built-in camera which watches me when I watch it. What else does it do? Do you know? Finally, I live in the Silicon Forest and I can tell you that the people who design and build the computers you buy; don’t own or use computers. They won’t download any of their smartphone info onto automobile systems which have Bluetooth, etc. Again, what do they know that you don’t? That’s a part of history we need to think about before we attempt to toss it overboard and begin anew. I’d like a landline and an answering machine, please. Not a 24/7 tracking device furnished by a suspicious boss, either. A WalMart store manager told me that’s what her company phones does. They’re afraid she’ll be contacted by " union organizers " and what not. She laughed when she said that, but it was what is normally called, " nervous laughter. " No kidding. Ah, history, it’s so yesterday, isn’t it?