July 17, 2009

"Couple Texts While Having Sex!"

I haven't seen that headline yet, but I expect to within a year. People are texting everywhere else, so why not in bed? A girl fell into a manhole while texting. A guy I know was disturbed by the large number of people texting during a recent Hollywood Bowl concert. California joined seven other states by actually having to pass a law prohibiting texting while driving, as if common sense wasn't enough to prevent this act of colossal stupidity.

So, what's going on here? Is all this texting while doing other activities just an adaptation of the latest mass communications technology that has been taking place since the first men and women drew on caves? Or it the latest example of rudeness and inattention that one can commit with a cell phone or PDA?

I'm not sure. I think it may be a good sign of people's desperate need to connect with each other any way they can.

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At 11:57 AM, Blogger Barbara said...

I don't think this is out of the realm of possibility at all. I'm actually imagining the gradual evolution of the human fingers to be little pointed claws that will be better adapted to texting.

Personally I don't get the need to stay so connected to any other person. But then the people who are texting are often the same ones who are using Twitter, yet another way to tell the world what you are doing. I think too much time and money and some very big egos are to blame for these activities.

At 6:24 PM, Blogger media concepts said...

Barbara, I love the image of the pointy fingers. That makes sense to me. Mine are too big to use the keys on many PDAs, especially the Crackberry.

At 6:28 AM, Blogger Aileen said...

Ummm...Barbara? MC? True texters use their thumbs...

At 6:38 AM, Blogger Barbara said...

Aileen -- So pointy thumbs. That would be even worse! Maybe in the meantime there could just be pointed thumb hardware. But then again, no one under the age of 35 seems to have any trouble at all. In fact, I am absolutely amazed at the number of messages per hour some people are able to achieve. Perhaps we need a new type of Olympics!

At 12:55 PM, Blogger media concepts said...

Fingers, thumbs, the issue is the need to text while doing something else, when often it's the something else, such as driving, that you should be concentrating on. MSNBC.com ran this piece yesterday on the subject.


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