Friday, January 9, 2009

Two Articles...Different Opinions

I was browsing 2 different CNN.com articles about technology and found myself impressed with technology after the first but saddened by technology after the second. The first article was about President Obama's desire to keep his Blackberry in order to stay connected with the people from his past who have helped shape his life and get him to the place he is today. I applaud his efforts to keep in touch with "regular" people and hope that he can fulfill this goal. Leadership, and especially, I'm sure, as Commander-in-Chief, can be a long, lonely road and it is so important to have people outside your everday world with which to consult or simply shoot the proverbial breeze. I hope that our leader has people he can share life with that will allow him to be rejuvinated, refreshed, and ready to tackle the issues facing our nation.

The second article spoke of new technologies in the automotive world. Some new vehicles are now coming equipped with built-in dashboard computers, complete with a keyboard and wireless internet. These vehicles are being promoted for construction workers so they have a more mobile office. AT&T is also releasing a new technology where people can get 22 satellite tv channels in their vehicle at all times, supposedly for tailgaters at the game or parents entertaining their children. That Ain't Right!

When only 8% of the world even owns a vehicle, I simply cannot see the justification for cars with that much junk. I DO believe that portable DVD players are God's gift to parents on long road trips with their kids, but there comes a point when enough is enough. At what point will we realize that our consumerism and affluence have become a sickness and need to be cured before they ravage our souls?

2 comments:

  1. I hope my kid never needs to be baby sat in front of the tv.

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  2. I totally agree with you "anonymous". It is so depressing to see kids ignored by parents and babysat by television. Couldn't agree more.

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