Technology Makes You Stupid?
from the or-maybe-it's-just-those-who-don't-get-technology dept
A silly article written by someone who is showing their age, complaining about things he doesn’t understand when it comes to others using technology. It comes off as a “Well, back in my day, we didn’t have any of this new-fangled technology stuff, since we had to walk to school uphill both ways in the rain, and etch our homework in clay….” While I personally don’t enjoy ringtones (I’m good with keeping the damn phone on vibrate, so as not to bother others), that doesn’t mean they’re making people stupid. He’s upset that ringtone popularity is now more indicative of what’s popular than sales of singles, because apparently, what determined pop culture when he was a kid must always determine pop culture or something must be wrong. He also completely misses the point of camera-phones, assuming that because the quality doesn’t match regular digital cameras, there’s absolutely no use for them. The reason people are buying them isn’t because of quality (which is only getting better anyway), but because they offer the ability to do other things that a regular camera does not (for example: quickly take snapshots, and send them somewhere else).