Monday, October 14, 2013

What do all these people have in common?

No, it's not that they are all vapid, techno-obsessed dweebs.  Good guess though.

It's that not one of them- not ONE- is paying the slightest bit of attention to what their kids are doing on stage.  To each and every one, it's far more important to record the action than to actually view it.  And my guess is that all this recording will then lead to sharing and posting and tweeting, and very little (if any) actual watching.

Oh, and every one of them is the parent of a very, very disappointed little kid who would much rather be looking at Mommy and Daddy's proud faces than their stupid-ass phones and tablets.


  1. Being a photographer, I've mastered a couple skills- being able to enjoy a show/event and still manage to take photos of it, and: taking photos of an event in such a way that I'm not obtrusive or sometimes, not even noticeable.

    You would be amazed at how many people miss the coolest things at the ren faire I photograph for because of their phones. I even have a photo that I think you'd appreciate.
    Flickr Link to photo

    1. Very cool, thanks Pahz.

      I've been watching the baseball playoffs this week, and I've lost count how many times I've seen a great strikeout, clutch hit or catch up against the stands- and have also seen a "fan" with his eyes glued to his phone during it. Never cease to be amazed at how many people are willing to pay big bucks for the privilege of staring at their phones in a different location.