So now we have smart phones and everybody can be connected 24 / 7. Is this a good thing? Who’s the nerd now? Just cuz you may believe that you are not a geek, doesn’t mean you’re not a geek. If you are walking around with an iPhone in your purse, and you’re constantly checking your email messages everytime the phone beeps…
Apparently you are exhibiting the behavior of a nerd.
Seems like I’m trying a little too hard to call out the guilty here.
But really look at the situation.
Is e-mail THAT important? Can’t it wait until you return to the office, or go back home?
Does a message from someone need to pop up on your smart phone while you are moving down the aisles of a grocery store?
Is it a life and death situation that if you don’t reply to someone 5 minutes after you left the house or office? What if they have to wait until tomorrow morning to get your response? Is everyone’s life hanging closer to financial ruin if we don’t respond instantly?
At what point do we all becomes slaves of technology? Why is it no longer socially or financially acceptable to leave the computer, to leave our phone, and just walk around in the open world without constantly checking for incoming email?
It’s a sad joke if you really look at it. We stopped living our own personal lives, just because technology is here.
Recognize the problem. It’s obvious.
What spawned this post, is that I was talking to someone recently that was bragging about how she gets her email on FOUR different devices. “I get it on my phone, I get it on my iPad, I get it on my Laptop, and I get it on my Desktop”, she stated and then grinned.
I looked at her, like she was someone in need of a therapist. She had this idiotic happy look on her face that she gets the opportunity to re-read each message four times as it comes in. If I handed her a fifth device, I think she’d be ecstatic.
It’s akin to zombies walking around saying “more brains”
Only these zombies are saying “more email devices”
Thankfully the portable internet-enabled toilet never was created, but Microsoft tried!