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Perhaps because some people's definition of being an adult is knowing how not to be puerile or prurient. Knowing how not to be they feel empowered to be so as they are now doing it by choice and under their control thus demonstrating their adulthood. This is funny to those of similar mind because of the pretense at being 'uncooth' and funny to actual adults aswell because of the ironic demonstration that they haven't really grown up at all. Thus such behaviour generally goes down very well especially at parties and while mixing with friends as everyone can have a laugh, some at the dirty joke and others at those making them and no one can tell which is which.
Somewhere in there is Harry Seldon's equation for the infantalisation of a comfortable wealthy society in preparation for sweeping it away and replacing it with a repressive poor one but I can't find the right place for the curly d
"The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage." Thucydides (B.C. 460-400)
I read this as illustrating that a lot of people are spending a significant part of their days on Facebook, and if they are browsing from a tablet, or phone, I kind of doubt that this has much to do with work …
Perhaps it’s just me, but I still find it hard to imagine that people do their work on tablets and smartphones – so is there anybody here that uses tablets or smartphones to actually do anything?
I have a friend that is after me because I do not have a smart phone. I look at the cost of data plans and figure I can do better things with that money. Of course there are times that it would be nice, but that would likely also mean that I would have to be able to find my reading glasses, and that seems problomatic. I hate having to wear glasses. Sucks getting old.
I actually got mine to show pictures of my son when he was born. Then I realized that checking my email, browsing the web, and using the GPS map were extremely useful. If you've lived without it, then you're doing alright.
I have to admit they are useful, and for all the reasons you mention. However, the cost is for service is high. It is amazing that you cannot get somebody to spend $500 ons something that will last for years, but are not as hesitant to purchase a service at $50 per month.
Actually they pay a hell of a lot more. There are all the companies that are hitting consumers for monthly services, and then there are taxes. I really do not appreciate my good money being used for things I do not think neccessary. Some of this money is to overthrow foregin governments. I do not approve, so I figure I should not have to pay.