This will really make you think by Janet Carr Posted on November 25, 2013November 1, 2013 Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInEmailTumblrPocketPrintRedditLike this:Like Loading...
It’s the thing I notice most when I am in London, everyone is carrying an iPhone and constantly looking at it or talking in to it. Here in rural France, people hardly have iPhones, old candy bar phones mainly. I have an iPhone but I’m not married to it!
This video hits the nail on the head…thanks Janet… and shows why I don’t have one of those things.. don’t want the addiction to even start. Bad enough having a PC on my desk let alone having it follow me around in my pocket. I see my children doing this and experience how hard it is to have an uninterrupted focused conversation or any conversation at all. No thanks, I want a life. PS. The newest word in the English language – selfie…!
That’s terrifying… but I recognise the symptoms all too well. In myself, and my partner too. We sprawl in bed in the evenings – my partner reading the paper on a smartphone, me reading something else on a smartphone. But having said that, in the old days we’d still have been reading, just from real dead-tree books. I’m glad to say I’ve never done the ‘videoing stuff or taking photos to go on social media’ thing though – that really would be a step too far.
Yes, it certainly did get me to think — about how happy I am that I can still use a “dumb phone” for making and receiving calls, and that also has a calculator. That’s all I need. I haven’t lost my ability to talk directly to people, or to simply sit and watch a sunrise with nothing more than a cup of tea in my hand and a sense of awe engulfing me.
Thank you for reminding me.
Jo. . .