The photo shown above was my favourite Nokia 6600 ,which the local phone vendors called 'sabun'[it looks like soap] but I gave it a better nickname Fatboy.I used this phone until the keypad got broken twice.After that it was BER(beyond economic repairs)before I changed to Treo.
I think most of us have noticed that more and more people are deeply engrossed with the the messages on their mobile screens that when they walk they still keep reading or answering the written message.A few tried reading sms on motor bikes!Some time ago,a lady had bumped into me while she was reading sms on her phone! A few years ago,we only have sms,but now we have Facebook,Whatapps and Twitter messages that comes to our mobile phone screens.Just think how much time we face the screen everyday-at work with our desktop,at home with our laptop,TV and mobile phones,not to mention iPad and Kindle?
To parents,just reflect how much time you look into the faces of your children and talk to them compared to the time we spent on TV,PC,iPone,iPad etc?Have we become the Screen Society where we use electronic screen as a gateway to communicate with our family members and friends?What is happening to us?On one occasion when I stopped at the traffic light,I saw a man talking on the phone, his wife was typing messages to reply sms and their kids at the back playing computer games.The four of them were in the same car but their minds were some where in cycberspace.
There is nothing wrong with the technology,but we must be aware and be able to control its usage for our benefits.Never ever let eletronic gadgets control our lives.
On personal side,my wife and me were born in the 50's and we are on the extreme sides of ICT.I love electronic gadgets and a few call me Pakcik Gadget but my wife only knows how to make and receive call on her mobile phone.She refused to learn how to send/read sms on her phone.So,at least we talk to each other on the phone.Joking aside,let us make time to talk to each other in persons,especially to our spouses and children.