Sunday, November 20, 2011
Quick Soul Check
If you think that life is all about staring at a little glowing screen as you walk down the street, sit on park benches, ride buses and trains, or are supposed to be playing with your kids or socializing with that person you for some reason agreed to have lunch with, I feel really sorry for you- but even more sorry for the people who know you. Because your soul is suffering from a lack of oxygen.
If you aren't already angry at the idea that your life would be in any way improved by No Limit Data Downloading on your I Phone, it's on life support.
And if your heart doesn't break at the 21 second mark- if that final scene doesn't want to make you call Child Protective Services, or at least offer to settle for joint custody- you don't have one.
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"Hey, kids! You don't need parents; all you need is a tiny screen and you can download your childhood."ReplyDelete
I can't believe that anyone would see that and not respond with revulsion and horror. Then again, the other day I was waiting for my Chinese food and some dick was listening to a LOUD rap video on his phone- no earplugs, of course- and every other person waiting for their order was looking at their phones, too. This is going to get worse before it gets better.ReplyDelete
I totally agree that the idea of kids being glued to devices and thinking they can live a full, healthy life through the screen of the latest gadget is disturbing, but I was so overwhelmed by the amount of 'why should I give a damn about apps?' washing over me, it was hard for any anger over the preschooler using the iPhone or the idea that Apple thinks such a thing is just fine any room in my head. Yes, there are a lot of apps. And? I'm sure a lot of them are very useful. There are also a lot that serve no useful purpose at all and/or never should have been allowed to become widespread in the first place. More=/=better.ReplyDelete
Excellent points. "There are thousands and thousands and thousands of Apps out there.." And? So? That means we should all buy I Phones and spend a huge chunk of our lives "exploring" all these Apps? That means our lives WITHOUT I Phones are really lacking because we don't have access to these Apps? Sorry, not buying in.ReplyDelete