Bulborum Botanicum bulborum@gmail.com
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:49:10 PST
Well Jim
You don't need an ipod to try facebook
I was very against it till two years ago , a PBS member explained me how to
manipulate it
I wasn't happy with the way pictures from other "friends" in my page could
be posted and started my own group
Now 18 months later 3500+ people are enjoying the pictures and knowledge in
the group
Many times we use the PBS wiki and tell members where they find the PBS
and Scottish rock garden society , for me the two best sources for serious

If anybody needs help to be anonymous on facebook just PM me
or have a look in our group
See link below


R de Boer
2238 Route de la Maugardiere

Phone./Fax 0033-232-576-204
Email:   bulborum@gmail.com
Facebook groups:///https://www.facebook.com/groups/bulborum

2014-11-06 1:12 GMT+01:00 Jim McKenney <jamesamckenney@verizon.net>:

> I'm sorry to read that Ina has given up on the PBS Forum. I'm sorry, but
> I'm not surprised.
> In the mid-1990s, when workplace email access became common, I had older
> friends who were retiring. We kept in touch over the years, but it became
> obvious that they had missed the electronic revolution which was starting.
> They never got comfortable with email (which they eventually got in
> response to the clamor that "everyone has to have email"), never discovered
> the innumerable doors which Google would open. I felt sorry for them.
> Now, twenty years later, I'm in the same boat. I'm still on a computer.
> Family members are telling me I have to get an iPhone - I'm still on a land
> line.  When I was out in the working world, the only people who had
> wireless communication devices were the janitors. I used to think "I'm sure
> glad I don't have to have one of those things with people bugging me all
> day and night". My senses of privacy and personal space are evidently very
> old fashioned. It's not uncommon now to step outside and hear one of my
> neighbors discussing financial and other personal matters in a loud voice
> on their front steps (the reception inside is not so good), matters which I
> would be mortified to reveal to neighbors.
> Every day the daily newspaper provides plenty of evidence that the grammar
> and spelling conventions I grew up with are changing rapidly.
> I've been marginalized, and I'm sure it's just starting.
> A little voice keeps telling me "Get used to it".
> Many of the old horticultural organizations are all moaning about dropping
> membership and the lack of younger members. But some of those same
> organizations refuse to read the writing on the wall: they continue to try
> to publish expensive paper journals and hold meetings so sited that the
> membership has to travel across a continent to attend. They could save
> loads of money by putting their journals on line and using modern
> telecommunication innovations to conduct meetings. But they're balking.
> And while they balk, they overlook what is really happening on the
> ground:  there are in fact loads of  people with a keen interest in
> horticulture,  people who for one reason or another did not participate in
> the old-style forums.  Evidently Facebook gives them the sort of platform
> they want.
> The old ways of doing things are fading away. I read recently that Yahoo
> is starting to distance itself from the Yahoo groups many special interest
> groups depend on for communication.
> I may be getting old, but I still want to be able to be current, to be
> able to keep an eye on what is going on.
> Maybe it's time to get an iPhone and check out Facebook.
> Jim McKenney
> Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, not that any of that is
> relevant to this topic.
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