By LIZZ WINSTEAD
Less with a bang than a wimper,
one of America’s leading humorists
confronts the growing wasteland of so-called consumer conveniences.
WE MAKE PLANS through garbled shorthand messages via our
computers with creepy little yellow faces to convey our emotions.
We don’t even talk on our phones anymore. Instead, we send
emotionally detached messages back and forth, sometimes going so
far as the deadly, “I’m breaking up with you.”
iPods isolate us. Some of us detach by sending text messages all
through dinner parties on our Blackberries.
Supposedly, we’re more connected than ever
but the reality is we are becoming more disconnected than ever before.
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