Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Free wheeling

Here in Providence, there are apparently no more pay phones. About 1.5 blocks from my building there's an old-fashioned Clark Kent phonebooth, and the phone has been yanked out of it. So did all these "so 20th century" phones stop working at the same time? That would be a hell of a coincidence, no?

I spend work time and much of my free time on the electronic ether. This does not quell all my doubts about how we're using technology, or vice versa. Which is a roundabout way of saying that reposting this funny, all-too-credible video is not my way of striking out at Mac users in particular.


susan said...

This was a truly awesome video and one we chuckled (such a great word) over a while ago. 45 minutes to write a 10 word email - hah!

The pay phone thing is a truly nefarious plot in which the mysterious 'they' have continued to insist everybody gets a cell phone. It's a more fragile network than most people comprehend. In Manhattan on 9.11 the cells didn't work and people desperate to let their families know they were okay lined up for blocks for a single pay phone. You have to wonder who's benefiting.


Ben said...

Ah, thank you for that last part. It was a nice time.

Yeah, it's another case where the corporations who claim up and down to be giving us more choice actually take choices away. And pretty much no one objects, which is the most depressing part.