Originally Posted by ddalder
Some interesting thoughts and opinions here. SOME simply don't have any personal restraint and can't leave their phones alone for even short periods of time.
More often than I'd care to remember, I'm in the back of an ambulance with a patient cruising down the highway at 110km/hr. What is my partner doing??? Texting frickin' messages. I've had strong words on more than one occasion over this.
I'm not big on texting. In fact I've probably sent about 9 in the years I've had a phone. I like to talk to people. I like to hear people laugh. I want to hear the expression in their voice.
More later... gotta run!
Sorry, didn't want to lose what I had typed before I was called away...
Anyway, sometimes I think we've lost the interpersonal aspect of communication. I'd like to think I might say something to brighten someones day. Often people say something to bring up my day. Maybe I can make them laugh (although usually people just laugh AT me). I hear and interpret these things much better than I read and interpret. I am much more inclined to use electronics for (some) business communications since this is more a "send me the information, provide me with the facts, short and sweet" circumstance (for me). I'm usually on the purchasing end of things, not on the selling. If I was in sales, verbal communication would be more important for me.
This also isn't about technology and not wanting to use it or "keep up" with it. Electronics today are fantastic and I believe will only get better. I like to buy technology, I like to use technology.
Perhaps I fit into the 'old' category here. Family and friends are people I'd rather invest the time of conversation with. I believe these are some of the things which will leave me with great memories later.
Anyway for what it'* worth, these are my thoughts.