#1 By: Xeni Jardin, August 23rd, 2013 11:41
#2 By: Marlborotestmonkey7, August 23rd, 2013 11:54
I will have to buy the new phone-watch thingy to avoid this
#3 By: awjt, August 23rd, 2013 11:55
Yup, we're officially retarded now.
#4 By: Sean, August 23rd, 2013 12:29
Yup. We recently went on a trip retracing our honeymoon, which was only in 2007. It was a cruise, so no cell service unless you want to pay international roaming. The difference between the two trips was amazing.
In 2007, if I needed to find my wife, I'd just wander around until I found her. This time, I'd get annoyed that I couldn't text her and find out where she was immediately. I actually found the experience rather unsettling. It's got me thinking about how much I rely on my smartphone, and whether or not such reliance is a good thing. I'm not sure it is.
#5 By: Jonathan Roberts, August 23rd, 2013 13:38
Somebody once pointed out that a lot of earlier sitcom plots wouldn't have worked if cellphones were a thing back then. Seinfeld in particular gets a lot of its humor from missed connections and misunderstandings that he wouldn't have to deal with nowadays. I haven't watched much of it, but Curb Your Enthusiasm seems to try to make up for that with added social awkwardness, which doesn't work as well for me.
#6 By: Michael Gillman, August 23rd, 2013 13:40
Broke my phone a couple months ago, and went a week before fixing it. It took me a few days to acclimate to New York City without a cellphone. But I found that my friends made a greater effort to meet me places on time, and we just didn't change on the fly. It was relaxing!
#7 By: Noah Django Gross, August 23rd, 2013 14:01
I hated the phone when they were all still landlines. this woman in the video is me.
#8 By: millie fink, August 23rd, 2013 14:29
I like imagining what she does to that guy's fucking phone just after the film ends.
#9 By: awjt, August 23rd, 2013 15:11
#10 By: marilove, August 23rd, 2013 15:25
#11 By: onehundredjobs, August 23rd, 2013 15:35
Here's another similar short film called Social Media: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV-0gwmMfCQ
#12 By: awjt, August 23rd, 2013 15:43
Yep. You can be offended if you want, because it was an offensive thing to say.
#13 By: marilove, August 23rd, 2013 15:49
So you're not even going to apologize? Just say "yep"?
It was not only offensive, it's inaccurate and just plain WRONG. So you enjoy being inaccurate and wrong about things? AND purposely offensive while you're at it? How impressive. How edgy. How mature. How intelligent. /s
#14 By: awjt, August 23rd, 2013 16:16
#15 By: Preston, August 23rd, 2013 16:18
Some comedian talked about the difference between NYC and LA where in NY if you are supposed to meet someone you both just magically appear on time at the designated site, but this is unheard of in LA.
#16 By: Jason_Bass, August 23rd, 2013 16:33
reminds me a little of White Bear when everyone has their cell phones focused on their "subject".
#17 By: marilove, August 23rd, 2013 17:54
What lazy, immature, idiotic rhetoric. You're just a troll, and not even a very good one at that.
#18 By: Boundegar, August 23rd, 2013 17:58
Wait... so nowadays, in the Era of Enlightenment, we no longer have missed connections and misunderstandings? Except those of us who don't have smart phones, I guess. I am weeping.
#19 By: Jimh, August 23rd, 2013 18:10
This is what I've noticed. My friends change our plans constantly, flaking out at the last minute via a long drawn out text discussion. Rather than, you know, just making the effort to follow through with the original plan like we used to have to do. The technology very often makes getting together more difficult, not less difficult.
#20 By: Sébastien, August 23rd, 2013 19:11
As a smartphone avoidant and dumbphone occasional user, I feel this short film very much. I have a slightly different interpretation of it since I didn't forget it (or I purposefully forgot to buy one), but the resulting thought might be the same. Can't you just turn the phone off, enjoy the present moment and keep it in your volatile memory?
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