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September 9, 2009

Text Mess

John Fink John Fink

Next time you go to a movie, watch for recent sociological phenomenon.  After most people abide by the rules and shut down their cell phones as the preview begin, watch what happens when the movie ends.  Instant hyperactivity, as everyone quickly turns on their phone, apparently checking to see if President Obama needed them or the house ran out of milk during that interminable 90-minute no-cell window.

Remember the old days, like three years ago, when you could actually talk to your significant other or anyone else walking out of the theatre about what you had just seen?  How about lunch, when you could actually converse with your guest for 60-minutes without the incessant interruptions by those vital text messages or "crack"-berry interruptions?

Ah, the good old days, when people could focus and communicate without technology wedging its way in.  We actually conducted business and survived social encounters without multi-tasking- and work did get done and relationships did grow stronger.  Sure, we won't ever stuff this wireless wonderworld back into the bottle, but let's hope we don't become so disinterested in one another that something or someone else always seems more important.  that's not progress, that's regression and social atrophy.  Think about it...

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