03-12-2015, 05:46 PM
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  • Johnny
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 03-12-2015, 05:56 PM
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  • Agravic
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 03-12-2015, 05:57 PM
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 03-12-2015, 05:58 PM
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Yes!


Example of that is my wifes younger brother. He was having issues at home so we agreed to let him live with us until he graduated (he didnt last 2 weeks. That's another story). He asked to use my phone to talk to his girlfriend at the time. Every night was the same. They wouldn't talk, they would text and text and text. One night I refused to give it to him unless agreed to call and actually talk to her. HE ONLY SAID 3 WORDS IN 30 MIN!!!! I finally told him to hang up and text. He did that and you could swear he was telling his life story. Its sad that people dont even know how to interact these days and have an actual conversation using their voice.

Yes....I see the irony as I type this! Biggrin

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 03-12-2015, 05:58 PM
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  • eengler
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 Sad 

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 03-12-2015, 06:05 PM
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Very, very sad.

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 03-12-2015, 06:53 PM
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This was happening long before cell phones became ubiquitous, but that has only made a bad situation worse. Bad spelling and grammar has flourished with email, blogs, et al. Even so-called professional media sites have little to no proof reading or copy editing any more, and they don't seem to care. The Los Angeles Times newspaper has been riddled with such errors for a long while, and I was told by the managing editor of a magazine I used to work for to not worry the details because "spell-check" would catch everything. I could only roll my eyes. The time we're living in has been characterized as the age of communication, but surely that's a joke. Our kids are all thumbs and the grown-ups are not much better.

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 03-12-2015, 11:38 PM
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(03-12-2015, 06:53 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: This was happening long before cell phones became ubiquitous, but that has only made a bad situation worse. Bad spelling and grammar has flourished with email, blogs, et al. Even so-called professional media sites have little to no proof reading or copy editing any more, and they don't seem to care. The Los Angeles Times newspaper has been riddled with such errors for a long while, and I was told by the managing editor of a magazine I used to work for to not worry the details because "spell-check" would catch everything. I could only roll my eyes. The time we're living in has been characterized as the age of communication, but surely that's a joke. Our kids are all thumbs and the grown-ups are not much better.
Well stated, and i agree, cold heartedly.

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 03-13-2015, 12:13 AM
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  • Jovan
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Yep looks like we have arrived.

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 03-13-2015, 12:25 AM
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I totally agree, my wife and I were at dinner a few weeks back and I looked around and was amazed at how many people were out to dinner with someone and was on their cell phones. Sad indeed  Confused

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 03-13-2015, 02:53 AM
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  • BobH
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Yes, it has arrived big time. In Ontario the number of fatal vehicle accidents from distracted driving, read cell phones, has surpassed those caused by drunk driving.

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 03-13-2015, 03:07 AM
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Hey! That ´s my sister on the photo!



just kidding. Yes it is a stunning quote. And look at us!  Wink

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 03-13-2015, 03:15 AM
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  • Snuff
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(03-12-2015, 06:53 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: The time we're living in has been characterized as the age of communication

I don't know how it is where your live but here there is not much real communication going on. If on a nice day you want to enjoy a drink on a terrace almost all of the people who arrive want a table of their own or they go away looking for another place. Very little people are willing to go sit at a table that's half full afraid that they might have to talk to someone.

We always go sit with others, they either finish what they have quickly and disappear or loosen up when you start talking and often a nice conversation follows.

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 03-13-2015, 05:57 AM
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  • Rufus
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Yup, I believe we've arrived.  My wife consults for a Fortune 500 company where it is now considered rude to telephone some one; you either e-mail or text.  How bleeding unproductive, not to mention stupid.  I'm retired now, but when I was working I told my staff to pick up the phone and speak to the other person, even better walk to the person's desk/cube/office and speak to them face-to-face.

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 03-13-2015, 03:06 PM
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Maybe, we'll just start developing our telepathic powers!  Biggrin

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 03-13-2015, 04:00 PM
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We have to admit this is a very disturbing situation..Sad but true.

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 03-14-2015, 05:27 AM
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I love that Einstein line. Reminds me of my 16yr old.

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