June 21, 2004
Liar on CNN!
Around 5am I watched a bit of CNN's Headline News and saw some guy from Details Magazine (don't bother checking the site... it's useless, as information-sharing goes. No teasers. Nada) talking about the Blackberry (AKA Crackberry) that was changing the way we speak to one another, in society.
Now, of course, I could've written down the guy's name to look him up, but it was 5am, for cryin' out loud and I was certain I'd be able to find out more about this guy from CNN.com or Details.com or something.
Why did I go to sleep at 5:40am knowing I would want to find out more about this guy?
Okay, okay... it's not really a lie when you simply have a difference of opinion, but I just thought this guy, working in the field of journalism, should be a little more responsible in his assessment of "the way life is," due to new technology.
The offending remark? People are just going to have to get used to the lack of eye contact during conversations now. We will not stop checking our Blackberries for messages during meetings or meals.
I know I'm not Emily Post or anything, but Jeebus, dude! Is it not enough that people drive around carrying on involved phone conversations (and have wrecks while looking up phone numbers), take their laptops around to every coffee shop and juice bar they frequent, and basically cut themselves off from all PERSONAL human interaction for the sake of interacting electronically? You actually want to EXCUSE people from having to make eye contact during one-on-one, face-to-face conversations?
Man... I'm getting more and more Amish every day. HAVE A CONVERSATION! It won't hurt!
Sheesh! I don't just disagree with this guy, I feel the need to text him from my SixHundy to tell him so.
Yes, I know the definition of irony.
Posted by bonnie at June 21, 2004 2:24 PM