A CROW TRIED TO GO IN OUR CLASSROOM AND HE HAD A PEN
I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.
This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.
There’s a tendency to talk about computers and electronics the same way people used to talk about television, but they’re entirely different animals. Television is not, at its heart, interactive. A TV displays a transmitted signal which you can receive as passively as you wish, while ways in which you can engage with it are limited. While you *can* do the same with other electronic devices, since after all most of them can be used *as* TVs, there is a much wider range of possibility and you are much more likely to become engaged with whatever you’re doing. There’s really no excuse, in particular, for ignoring the extent to which we use our electronic devices to communicate and form bonds we would not otherwise have been able to form, or maintain bonds that would otherwise have been lost.
In short, kudos to the OP.
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I think the advertisements are what I miss most about Dead Frontier. Neil Yates has never been above making fun of his own marketing devices, and it really makes me feel better about the game overall. I miss the ad about getting a gold membership because Neil needs beer money.