13 Facts About The Amish You Didn’t Know

12. They Actually Use Computers

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You don’t know much about the Amish, but you know one thing for sure: they stay away from modern technology. And while for the most part that might be true, since the Amish do not own cars (yet occasionally use them), nor do they own smartphones (though they do enjoy the convenience of public phone booths), it is not entirely correct. In fact, the Amish people use computers, just not the same kind that’s on your desk – more precisely, the Amish use Deskmate, which is a basic computer without an Internet connection but with accounting and spreadsheets, designed with the Amish rules in mind.

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