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February 26, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Many of us spend the entirety of our day glued to some gizmo that transmits our thoughts, often with little to no emotion, context or tone. We do this due to convenience, having geographically distributed acquaintances, friends and co-workers and in some cases – sheer laziness.

Of course, this is not meant to be an umbrella comment, meant to slight the use of fantastic technological advancements that allow us to sit on the porch, drinking coffee and write a blog entry that is read by hundreds of people, for example.

My comment is specifically geared towards casual colloquy, which is fading as we rely more and more on technology vs. conventional conversation. One of my favorite staples of human interaction is humor and comedy – nothing eases folks, breaks up tension or initiates conversations better, in my opinion.

Being a frequent traveler, it never ceases to amaze me that when I am in a room (airport, train station…etc), most folks are glued to their technology crutches. Recently, I entered an elevator and as if in some synchronized swimming event, the other four people in the lift took out their phones. Now maybe I look like a nutter and they dialed 9-1-1 and hovered over the call button…perhaps.

Aside from the occasional emoticon – really hard to connect with someone via electronic means. Maybe we need to develop a whole new genre of e-humor…

…make wise choices,



  1. Derek Evans
    February 28, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Like this post Stan. Sadly its a reflection of most of us most of the time. Put the phone down and have lunch with someone! An actual conversation….

    Thanks for the perspective.


  2. March 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

    thanks.very good blog and very good share.

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