OK, I will grant that the blog reading audience is not exactly a statistically robust group for this, nor a demographically even group what with all of us already being most likely rather heavy tech users, but, what is it with the obsession with technology?
WHY is it so attractive?
We've got video games
anything on a computer
etc etc etc etc
and many of us can't leave them alone. In the comments on the last post you used the words addiction and eating my life, to which I can completely relate.
Then there is the personalisation of our cell phones, downloading ring tones and themes and and and
what is that?
Kids and teens are more universally obsessed than adults, but a fair number of adults are pretty obsessed too.
What does it tap into that we find it so very compelling?
It is not something we evolved towards, and it did not exist when we were kids, failing pacman, so why is it so interesting?
Some of it is the movement on the screen that catches and seizes our attention, there are short straight-forward clearly defined tasks....after that I start to run out of steam.
I am not a fan of TV, after hanging out to often with friends who morphed into zombies when the screen came on....
I am not personally interested in video games and honestly don't listen to music much, but writing, reading and connecting to people I find compelling. Though I have to admit, that e-mail is starting to feel more like a to-do list and less like a form of communication which I find fascinating, if a bit of a pain.
(here in lies a post)
I don't know what it is in our makeup that finds all of this so deeply fulfilling. I really don't.
What do you think, what do you do with technology, and why do you think it is so deeply attractive to kids and teens.
Why can't we leave that little screen alone?