Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Communication Breakdown - Smoke Signals to Satellites


When I look at this picture of my son and friends, I wonder how this generation will communicate as adults. I remember the agony of such iconic 80's standards as: phone booths, writing thank you letters and having to ask a girl out face to face.
The ironic truth about this picure is that when I took it, the three of them were communicating to each other via their dsi's. This is amazing to me and I hope that the beauty of written and spoken word will not be something a future generation looks back at and says "Remember when..."

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  1. It is very strange, the way technology connects us but keeps us separate at the same time. There was a story in the paper recently about the increasing number of people in Scotland who are living alone. We wrap ourselves in silence and then reach out through a keyboard. Weird.

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  2. And they call it "Social networking"

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  3. I totally agree! I will be the first to admit I love the social networking tools we have at our disposal however I also LOVE a nice pen & a piece of paper! I cannot tell you how many times I have been in the same room as my nieces & they text each other instead of speaking! I call that LAZY! Just last week I watched an interview with the man that created the very first cell phone. He said that the technology we have now is only a fragment of what is to come. Frankly that scares me!

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  4. BTW I nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award!
    Cathy

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  5. I'm guessing there won't be any teenage boys throwing pebbles at my daughter's bedroom window. How the devil are her dad and I going to know who is stalking her?

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