Monday, January 7, 2008

Pros and Cons to globilization in relation to email.

1. You can find old friends fast, and within one degree of separation reach out.

2. Catching up can prove to be great networking, and a nice sense of relatability in a shared historic time of your life.

3. It is always a healthy process of nostalgia to remember where you have been.

4. You can get a risk-free update on people in three paragraphs or less. No awkward hand-shake or hug game-time decision. No worries about looking grey, fat, or worse noticing they are.

5. Instant gratification! Most of us respond or reply to each other within 48 hours. That's crazy in relation to the way the world works.

1. You can find ex-lovers fast, and they can FIND YOU.

2. You can throw your vulnerable nugget of connection out into the void and get a: "Sure. Good to hear from you. Take it easy" - Translation: "Who? Whatever. Later."

3. People have literally stopped talking on the phone. Remember when you could hear some one's voice and you spent ZERO time trying to "read the tone" of the email?

4. If people had to ACTUALLY say things, or hand-write letters, communications would be so less revealing. It's way too easy to get carried away writing an email. If you had to hand write all you want to'd see how obnoxious it was, and either not send anything, or revise for simplicity.

5. The tendency toward spontaneity in a relative time/space continuum. As the initiator, you have NO IDEA what some one's "personal snapshot" looks like. Leaves lots of room for poor timing of jokes, situational complaints ( in comparison) and obsession over: "Did I just make a sex joke to a woman who is now living in an ashram/convent?" killed the phone call. I am still holding my breath for the holigram. Now, that would be fun.

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