Tuesday, December 27, 2005

COMMUNICATION-AT-A-DISTANCE

We sit in cafes typing into laptops, sitting amidst other people and communicating with people at a distance, far away.

People walk by us on the street talking to other people far away on their cell
phones.

Singles screen potential dates through internet PERSONALS and then set up an e-mail correspondence.

It is all COMMUNICATION-AT-A-DISTANCE, screened-off from those nearby, impersonal,
cautious.

It is communication that FENDS OFF ANY MEANINGFUL EXCHANGE.

It is SAFE. It is CHASTE. It is STERILE.

And by WALLING Off those immediately nearby, our headset-friendly NON-COMMUNICATION
IS DEADLY.

2 Comments:

At 9:50 AM, Blogger Me1issa said...

It seems like it is just plain ole easier to talk with someone at a distance rather than face to face.

 
At 8:21 PM, Blogger chuck said...

I KNOW... I do it, too.

 

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