Thursday, September 29, 2005

Tecmology

Here's a good article from Relevant Magazine: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life_article.php?id=7030

This issue of technology changing our lives is extremely interesting to me. Here's some examples from my personal life:

Since i've got the iPod I can hardly stand listening to the radio because of all the commerials. I control what is played and when. I do what I want!

Also, who out there actually KNOWS any phone numbers? Since my cell phone has all of them programed in, I couldn't get a hold of my Dad or Girlfriend, or hardly anyone for that matter if I were to lose my cellular device.

Hasn't things like AIM influenced the way we converse in person? Sort of like if you're on the computer, you're probably talking to more than one person at a time. SO, then it becomes about the next conversation. Your head is four different places at once so you're trying to get the crucial information about whatever it is you're talking about as quick as you can. Oh ya, and if you find yourself saying things like "brb" or saying "lol" instead of actually laughing, you need to turn off your computer right now. Go read a book or eat an apple. Seriously. Go. Right now.

I HATE writing things out by hand now. My handwriting has deteriorated and I get frustrated because hand written things are so inefficient! It takes so long! But at the same time isn't it so much better if you get a written note rather than an email?

Electronic stuff is definately putting a lot of convience and efficiency in our lives but we can't let it degrade our level of human interaction. Trust me, i'd rather go eat lunch with you than have you read my blog.

On a sidenote, Crowder's new album is sweet.

Another sidenote, I love applesauce. And cheesticks. Holy cow, I could eat like 4 string cheeses right in a row. Nutritionally, i'm still in the 4th grade.

Hmmm.....now where did I put my cell phone.....brb

1 comment:

Josiah said...

Ah, another chance for me to comment. :-)

I agree with you again here. The effect is exaggerated on me because I'm a "geek." As such, I spend about 95% of the time I'm awake within 5 feet of a keyboard.

My handwriting is terrible, which really hurts when you're writing handwritten letters to a girl. :-P

(And that's another way IM has invaded our lives... emoticons are EVERYWHERE!)

-Josiah