I tell my kids and grandkids, “If you want me, call me. I don’t text.”
Often, I wonder what effect all these electronics will have on us and future generations. Now, before you shake your head and think, “There goes some old guy going off about change,” listen a minute; I think so many of these electronic findings are great. I do have a cell phone and I use it. But like a number of other great discoveries, there can also be a downside.
I identify with what Tom Brokaw recently wrote and said,
I love you on a tiny screen will never replace that declaration whispered into your ear at the end of a long embrace.
Holding a Blackberry cannot compare with holding hands on a first date or exchanging spoken vows on a wedding day.
I never want to hear a lyric that goes, A tweet is just a tweet as time goes by."
To quote an old Little Willie John song (he was a 50s’ rock- n- roll performer):
“Talk to me, tell me the things I want to hear in your own special way.”
July 28, 2012