End of PeeCees?
pat at computer-refuge.org
Mon Aug 7 22:21:31 CDT 2006
On Monday 07 August 2006 22:05, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> > On 8/7/2006 at 4:58 PM Zane H. Healy wrote:
> > I've got to admit that when visiting a local high school and I see the
> > students strolling around with cell phones glued to their heads, I wonder
> > exactly what it is that they're talking about. I suspect that these are
> > the same people that the "new" "It's all about The Internet" will appeal
> > to.
> > Cheers,
> > Chuck
> Yep, these are the same kids that are on Myspace, IM, etc. whenever they're
> online as well (and a lot are likely tied into both on the Cell Phones).
Hey! some of us "youth" use IM because it's a lot less annoying than having to
use a phone (and data packets are cheaper anyhow). I'm on AIM whenever I'm
in front of a computer, because it's about the only way to reliably get a
hold of me.
Oh, and did I say that I hate phones? On the other hand, I have no problem
talking to people in person. I just much rather compose my thoughts in email
or chat with someone over some IM network than talk on a phone, in real-time.
Also, it's easier to multiplex a few IM conversations and writing email while
doing other things at the same time, than it is to do with a phone call
(while paying attention to the person on the other end, anyhow).
> Todays youth are being trained to ignore all thoughts of privacy, and those
> that do think about it are finding they have a false sense of privacy when
> it comes to sites like Myspace.
While I'm not someone who uses "Myspace," perhaps they have realised that
privacy for the sake of privacy just gets in the way of useful social
> People really need to remember there is no such thing as a free lunch! The
> closest thing to one is Open Source.
Or, working at a government job... best yet, a government job working on Open
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