[ExI] A new low

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Sat Dec 22 02:06:24 UTC 2007

On Dec 21, 2007, at 8:08 AM, citta437 at aol.com wrote:

> "Exciting! The only problem was: The contents of what was being
> communicated was so amazingly trivial and petty it started to make me
> feel physically ill.
> etc.....
> --------------------
> "All that technology, billions of messages, instant - always on
> communication, .........
> and it's all total bollocks!
> That's progress. The triumph of the inane."
> Bilk
> _____________
> Is it new or just a passing trend? The young generation spending more
> time with cellular phones or texting billions of messages are the
> effects of post modern society immersed in instant gratification or  
> the
> feeling of "high" as in drinking starbucks coffee in every street
> corner in the U.S.

It all looks like normal monkey business.  The young are busy  
socializing and looking to get laid.  The older are busy decrying the  
intelligence, morals and portents for the future of the young.   What  
is so different here except for better technology being used in the  
same old games?

Now it is a extremely good point that we may well need to learn other  
games and quickly if we are going to have the kind of future we dream  

- s

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