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Old 09-10-2019, 05:55 PM
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I wear my Villages stuff as a matter of pride..
I love my Villages stuff. I have a "sippy" coffee mug with bright bold colors - had two, gave one to my sister. My guest bathroom has both the fuscia and the day-glo orange bath towels hanging prominently from the tub sliding door and I decorated the bathroom with day-glo rainbow accessories to coordinate!

I have an old Villages v-neck that I got the first time I came down, around 10 years ago. It still fits, it does't have any holes or stains, so I still wear it every few weeks.

I have a Villages canvas shopping bag that I tote around to work, since we don't have lockers and we're required to keep our stuff in the back room. Carries my lunch tote, my sweater, pocketbook, cell phone, and whatever I pick up at the supermarket next door on the way home from work.

I -also- have a Villages thermal tote bag, that I absolutely love and use when I go grocery shopping in the golf cart. Keeps things cold on the 15-minute drive back to the house.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:16 PM
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The Villages in general is not very tech savvy. They don't offer free guest wifi at any rec center. The apps are not user friendly. They hand out PAPER tickets. People subscribe to a PAPER newsprint. If they really wanted to move in the 2000 they could hire some young people to update and improve their technology access to people in their 40's and 50's, who grew up with computers...

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How about the movie theaters? You have to go down to the box office to buy tickets for a show and unless you go earlier in the day you might not be able to get into a popular movie (hence, people making two trips -- one to buy the tickets and one to see the movie!)

We have been able to buy tickets online for most movie theaters for years. Come on, TV, get with the program!!

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Old 09-10-2019, 06:29 PM
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The Villages in general is not very tech savvy. They don't offer free guest wifi at any rec center. The apps are not user friendly. They hand out PAPER tickets. People subscribe to a PAPER newsprint. If they really wanted to move in the 2000 they could hire some young people to update and improve their technology access to people in their 40's and 50's, who grew up with computers...

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I just used free WiFi in one of their smaller rec centers. I’m pretty sure there is WiFi available to Villages residents in all the rec centers.
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:48 PM
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I just used free WiFi in one of their smaller rec centers. I’m pretty sure there is WiFi available to Villages residents in all the rec centers.
And in the real world Wifi is free to guests... ever visit a restaurant or a hotel? Yep, free wifi... no free wifi for guests in any rec center in the Villages...

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Old 09-11-2019, 07:32 AM
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But what you don't realize is that with minimum wireless access, you have minimum intrusion by those with nefarious intentions. Virtually ALL of the "official" villages terminals are hardwired to eliminate access issues, and with central servers and the best data base manipulator ever written (AS400) they have a 99% goof proof system with minimum IT expenses.
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