I guess I just don't want it taking over my life. I'm stuck on the computer enough, do I need to be that attached? Although, it does help in certain situations, like when the people you're going to meet change locations and you can just tweet them. Helps a lot, trust me. Or if you need it for your job.
Where it bothers me is when you can't let it go for a second. Example: I took my kids on a playdate. The individual who hosted it continuously check her phone for emails while holding a conversation with me. She proceeded to tell me that her mom just got a new phone and was going crazy with the email function. So I let it slid. When I saw her again at a function that involved the kids, what do you think she was doing? Yeah, checking the phone for emails. To me there is a line. Unless, something is pressing that you absolutely need to take care of then fine, excuse yourself or just say "I've got to answer this." Did she absolutely have to answer her emails while I was talking to her? I think not.
This can go into safety. Remember the lady at the mall, texting, and falling into a fountain? Yeah. Or even texting while driving, which is totally dangerous. I don't know why you would try it in the first place.
This leads into what I saw the other day.
Since texting is what has us all distracted, I couldn't believe it when I saw a guy walking in a parking lot (of a grocery store) reading his Kindle, yes you heard me, his Kindle. I don't own a Kindle. I'm fighting this mainly because I like holding the book, smelling it, the cover, yeah I'm old school. I get the Kindle, more convenient, get books faster, etc. Does it make you want to walk into a grocery store reading it? I don't think I would be carrying a book in a parking lot as I was attempting to buy my groceries. I could see the screen, at the top Chapter 5, so no grocery list. He almost walked into a car that was pulling out of a spot. I hope he wasn't reading it while he drove there. I really was in shock. That must have been some good book. I should've asked what he was reading.
So is technology making us a little crazy?
Are we going to end up like some Matrix movie?
Before I go off on my weekend, I have to announce the winner of the book Hooked by Les Edgerton.
The winner is:
Faith Hope and CherryTea.
Congratulations! Please email me your address. christine(dot)danek(at)verizon(dot)net
Thank you to all who participated.
Hope everyone has a great weekend! Stay warm!