Is it time for the Phone Call to die?

July 31, 2010 § Leave a comment

Having spent most my working life at the mercy of the telephone, I now have learned to ignore its melodic cries for attention. The only people who call on the telephone anymore are telemarketers, charities and pollsters. Family and friends will call out of the blue once in a while. But, most of the time we know what calls to expect when. The rest go to voice mail.

“This generation doesn’t make phone calls, because everyone is in constant, lightweight contact in so many other ways: texting, chatting, and social-network messaging. And we don’t just have more options than we used to. We have better ones: These new forms of communication have exposed the fact that the voice call is badly designed. It deserves to die.” Read full story

Death of the Phone

via Clive Thompson on the Death of the Phone Call | Magazine.

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What’s wrong with the sun?

June 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

What’s wrong with the sun? Where are all the sun spots? Is it shrinking? When the next big solar storm hits all of our cool new electronic toys we have become addicted to over the last decade are going to stop working. Why aren’t they talking about that on CNN instead of who wore what dress to where, and who married whom. Oh yes, I remember. Most people are delusional and living in denial.

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