Stay calm, watch for the signs…

from "Avoid Eye Contact", published by Burning Books

Hey…hey, you!  Yeah – you.  Slowly put the phone down and back away…no-one has to get hurt.

It’s the new opiate, and it makes me crazy.  Listen, I love you…I overlook faults that would make thousands stampede the nearest exit…but this is a deal breaker.  It’s bad science fiction from the ’60’s come to life – we’ve outfitted ourselves with permanent tracking devices, assimilated into the borg.  I accept the ubiquitous nature, the invasive culture, but when you’re using it in the stall and then placing it on the table next to your side salad, I draw the line.

There’s no way there’s an app for that.

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One Response to Stay calm, watch for the signs…

  1. Mark Harley says:

    I recently joined the Borg ranks when I bought my first smartphone. I’m the (sort of) proud owner of an iPhone 4. I’ve even bought a few apps for it, but I don’t really use them. I don’t want to be reachable all of the time, and I almost always screen my calls. Geolocation (so “They” can find you) is turned off. I also do very little social networking. In today’s terms, I’m practically a hermit. Some days I can’t help but feel like I’m missing something, though.

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