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sitting at a table messing on a computer in your hand used to be socially unacceptable.



And speaking to a live person via cellphone, in many places and contexts, is still considered socially un-acceptable. And this hasn't changed all that much after a decade-plus of near-ubiquitous cell phone ownership.

So I can't see how replacing the phone-and-person with wearable-and-computer-agent is going to see social change along any further/faster.


IT IS.

It is not about the thing in itself. It is about: "F*ck you, my computer is more interesting that you attitude"

With a tablet or big phone you could integrate everything into a social context. You could search something socially for the entire group to benefit. Show pictures for the entire group. Whatever.

Or you could look like a social retard that uses the computer to isolate herself.


I sincerely hope you missed the word "about" in that sentence otherwise we're going to need a whole box of tissues.


I still find the same situations unacceptable.


Wasn't it just an extension of operating a typewriter?




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