But today in North America or Europe these services are considered as essential as food, air, and water. One grows accustomed to their availability anywhere and everywhere. In the days of my youth, if we saw people walking alone down the street, laughing and shouting and carrying on a conversation, we would assume they were crazy. Today, we conclude that they are talking to a friend by way of an earpiece. Sometimes I’m not so sure they’re not crazy too.
Back in, ahem, civilization I would smile to see people tapping away on laptop computers while frying their bodies at the beach, or chatting with friends on their cells even as they climbed some mountain – presumably to “get away from it all”. Most amusing of all was hearing someone in the supermarket on the phone to the folks back home: “Do we need eggs? Well, what about milk?” Who needs a memory when we have electronics?
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