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Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by Prose, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. brucerob62

    brucerob62 Mouseketeer

    Aug 5, 2010
    i wasnt talking about you ...i was just making a generalization of what i see. there sure are alot of people then who run their own business and are on call then..from where i sit.happens way to much..i guess my question is would your biz have survived 25 yrs ago when there were no cell phones..just something to ponder.
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  3. Sammie

    Sammie DIS Veteran

    Aug 20, 1999
    It is not just conducting business either. My Mother is a widow, and is in her 80's when I am at Disney there are multiple times a day I have to check on her and she is always free to call me irregardless of where I am.

    I don't think generalizations are good idea without really knowing the situation.
  4. dmiller64152

    dmiller64152 Mouseketeer

    Jan 7, 2013
    Any conjecture how the roll-out will occur? If some resorts are able to opt-in first, do you think they might increase the number of FP+s as they add additional resorts? Otherwise, those booked at the rollout resorts would have an unfair advantage over those booked at other resorts. (130 days out, booked at CBR and very curious how all this will affect me)

    Also -- anyone else had trouble with the mobile app? I'll do a search, but it doesn't recognize my e-mail/password combination I'm using on the website.
  5. tjkraz

    tjkraz <img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/silver.jpg

    Feb 4, 2002
    You are correct. I should not have responded to a generalization with one of my own.

    Nevertheless, I resent the implication that people who rely on smartphones and similar tech while outside of the workplace should be labeled inadequate spouses / partners / parents / etc.

    Yes, I am one of those people who you might see with his nose in an iPhone for 10% of my time at Walt Disney World. But if anyone wants to compare and contrast parenting techniques--particularly ones that extend to the other 51 weeks of the year--feel free to shoot me a PM.

    What concern is it of yours?

    You have no idea whether people are sharing trip photos with extended family, chatting with a sick relative, checking their flight status, responding to an urgent work matter or a myriad of other tasks.

    My son and I are both avid sports fans. Checking scores on my phone while standing in line for Space Mountain gives us something interesting to discuss. Meaningful interaction between parent and child isn't limited to deep introspection and life coaching.

    Technology has changed our society. My 72 year old mother has an iPod Touch that goes everywhere with her. Why do you care if she's reading her email or news from CNN while at McDonald's or Starbucks or Walt Disney World?

    My business didn't exist 25 years ago.
  6. Robbi

    Robbi DIS Veteran

    Oct 21, 2012
  7. GreenCntryGirl

    GreenCntryGirl The DIS keeps me up past my bedtime.

    Sep 5, 2011
  8. KateB

    KateB Mouseketeer

    Jun 1, 2009
    This letter is incredibly stupid! Explain why these bands would be approved by the FDA but now some random Massachusetts congressmen makes this an issue. SERIOUSLY!!! We are in a budget crisis & this is what he worries about! Argh! If you get a choice who cares?
  9. tjkraz

    tjkraz <img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/silver.jpg

    Feb 4, 2002
    I think you mean "FCC" rather than "FDA." But overall, I agree with the sentiment. I read the letter and the questions are quite rudimentary. It won't take Disney long to respond.

    There's nothing wrong with asking the questions. While there are larger concerns in our country now, I don't believe that 500+ members of congress should give sole attention to a single issue. Markey probably read the Times story and instructed an aide to draft the letter.

    Nevertheless, I'm sure Disney took all of this into account when designing the program. There are no "smoking gun" issues raised in the letter.
  10. raidermatt

    raidermatt Beware of the dark side. Anger...fear...aggressio

    Sep 26, 2000
    I tend to agree that the net result of this will be nothing. But I wouldn't completely discount it either. Credit Card companies use RFID even though they acknowledge it is possible for information to be intercepted. They do encrypt the info, and it is difficult to intercept, but still, consumer acceptance is an issue they are dealing with, and as technology improves it is possible intercepting the data will become easier.

    Given the number of people that will be using this, I think it's very reasonable for a Congressmen to ask if Disney has properly dealt with the privacy issue. After all, they are subject to different rules than banks. It was done in grandstanding manner, but that's just par for the course.

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