“You have to take into account it was the cell phone that became what the modern-day concept of a phone call is, and this is a device that’s attached to your hip 24/7. Before that there was ‘leave a message’. ” . –Giovanni Ribisi.
N O T W A I T I N G F O R G O D O T
I think the simple cell phone is an amazing invention. The basic concept of its use borders on the esoteric practice of Zen.
It forces folks who lack patience, manual dexterity and typing skills to harness their inner selves and communicate with their fellow human beings who also rely on this device for their daily informational fix.
Concentration, humility and the inner drive to master its mechanical concepts transform the impatient and inept into a dedicated, focused and expert user in a tool that theoretically “connects” them to the rest of the world.
Many times proficient uses concentrate so much on being communicative that they walk into doors, bump into other texting pedestrians and create traffic problems for those folks who focus their attentions on driving, walking and waiting for traffic light signals to change.
A brief tip of the hat to modern times and innovations.