Sunday, June 12, 2005

In touch, out of touch

Communication means we are always connected electronically.

Erin is hours away in Atlanta, and yet we speak (Pam or I) almost daily.

Drew does not talk to his friends on the phone. He communicates with them on AIM, even while doing homework.

Nelson Corby finishes his work each night at 5PM in Niskayuna. When he returns at 8:30 the next morning, someone in Italy or India or China will have worked on the same project, and left the work for him to continue.

The world is flat. But in our own immediate neighborhood, people rarely get together. We barely know our neighbor’s names.

Electronic connections, physical distance. In many ways.

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