Sunday, August 2, 2015

Technology As a Language

Esther Inglis-Arkell wrote an interesting article on Gizmodo titled "What It's Like to Have the Oldest Phone in San Francisco."  I thought it was going to be another story about how awesome it is to disconnect, but she brings up a very different angle.  She states that it is actually an impairment because it is preventing her from learning the language of technology.

The way we communicate with each other is changing, and it's not just because we communicating through smaller devices more and more.  You can hear it in the way people talk, and see it in the social groups that they keep.  People have changed a lot over the last 10 years.  You can read a lot about it online, but I thought that this article was one of the best first hand accounts of what this whole thing is going to mean to us day to day.


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