Monday, October 04, 2010

No Tech Tuesday? Not Possible!

I listen to 93.9 WLIT here in Chicago on the way to work each morning. Often, it is an enjoyable station with Valentine in the Morning show. But a couple of weeks ago, he started a campaign to get people to turn off "technology" for a day, because he saw people just getting too obsessed with their phones and facebook, etc. that they're not getting in touch with other people and doing other "human" things.

It appears that the campaign, "No Tech Tuesday", will be tomorrow, Oct. 4. They want people to stop using technology, i.e. no phones, computers, TV, etc. Now, I don't know about you, but I find it rather ironic that RADIO was not included. In other words, if we truly want to stop using technology, then listening to a radio should also be ruled out. Now, imagine how his bosses at the radio station would feel about this.

What is interesting in all of these amusing campaign is the fact that many people simply do not realize or ignorant on how much their lives DO depend on technology. If they have to get into a car or public transportation to go to work, they depend on technology. Let's see how many of you can walk to work on your No Tech Tuesday. And oh, did you also make your own clothes? No? What do you think made the fabrics of the clothes you wear? Should you use electricity for anything, that's technology there for you.

If you are annoyed by people using cell phones, or being addicted to facebook, etc., then you should campaign against such a thing, not "technology" in general. Just because one is swearing off those devices for a day doesn't mean one is swearing off all technology. That's like calling oneself a vegetarian just because one refuses to eat cows. These people on the "No Tech Tuesday" campaign are obviously ignorant of the fact that they are using technology all the time - they just don't realize it.


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