High-Tech Gear

Lights, Lasers, Red Dots And Cell Phones?

The boss man phoned the other day, and Editor Roy wanted me to check out new high-tech gear. “You’ve got the right man,” I assured him. “You probably think I’m talking on what we techies call a landline. Not so. What looks like an ordinary briefcase is actually a phone! I can use it anywhere! In fact, I’m at the mall right now. You should see people stare, like they’ve never seen a briefcase phone before.”

I heard Roy shouting to his secretary, “Are you sure no one else is available? Anyone at all? An illiterate yak herdsman maybe?” Guess not, since I got the job! Be warned, some of this tech stuff is mighty complicated. I told Roy I’d try and “dumb it down.” He said I was uniquely qualified for the job. Such praise is embarrassing.

Since we’re on the topic of cell phones, current versions do a bit more than just talk. With available apps, your cell phone can provide reloading and pressure data; direct you to the range, time and score the match, video competitors in action, and download the video to a website. If you’re a hunter you can get weather reports, sunrise and sunset times, coyote calls, turkey calls and recipes for cooking the turkey. And that’s just scratching the surface. Ah, but a briefcase phone … well, you could only wish, right?
By Dave Anderson

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