Monday, January 7, 2013
Wired In, Tuned Out
I was upstairs for some reason and decided to check online and see if Walmart had my preferred ammo back in stock. Out of curiosity I went into the settings and checked our network. There were 7 devices connected. I immediately went downstairs to check this out. Surely the devices are just connected; they certainly aren't all in use.
In the living room I found a scene that would cause Norman Rockwell to turn over in his grave. Mrs. Grumpy is on our iPad, both step-sons are on their iPads, one daughter-in-law is on her iPad (yes, she and her husband have his and her iPads), the other daughter-in-law is on her iPhone, our grandson is on his new laptop and our granddaughter is on her new mini iPad. The TV is on but nobody is paying it any attention. Not a word is being said. Seven family members, all in one room, and not a word passing between any of them.
I saw no reason to interrupt the quiet so I retreated upstairs to watch football by myself. Better my own company than a room of people with their noses in an electronic device.