Remember back in the day (and we’re only talking about maybe 10 years ago for many) when you were still using dial-up modems to connect to the Internet at 56k speeds? Heck – Web Watch still has a 2400 baud modem lying around here somewhere. Yeah, that day you upgraded to that 56k rocket was awesome, wasn’t it?
How many times a day do you check your phone, whether it be for messages, emails, Twitter, Facebook status updates, Instagram, or actually making a phone call to someone? We’re not even talking exclusively smartphone users, who have those things glued to their hands at all times. We’re including all mobile phone users here.
Heck, you may even be reading this Web Watch post on your phone right now.
Show of hands — how many of you have used your cell phone while using the bathroom?
Web Watch has one friend who does most of their best talking while sitting… although they are polite enough to not flush while the call is going on (we hope that they are only being that courteous while at home rather than being THAT person at the office who doesn’t flush).
Women, we can understand — they’re used to having full-blown conversations with the other gaggle of women who go to the bathroom en masse. So picking up the phone to take care of business while they’re actually Taking Care of Business is not a surprise. But men have that unwritten rule about no talking in the restroom, so when some D-Bag come barrelling in, yammering away on their Bluetooth headset as if they’re More Important Than Everyone Else kinda ruins the silent sanctity of the Men’s Room. Continue reading READ THIS IF YOU’RE WONDERING WHETHER YOUR CELL PHONE IS COVERED WITH FECAL MATTER→
In other words, just because you are super-smart and know what you’re talking about, it’s possible to blurt out your opinion on a topic and have that thrown back at you years later by people who want to point out how funny you sounded at the time.
Lee deForest, the inventor of the vacuum tube, said that “To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth–all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne. I am bold enough to say that such a man-made voyage will never occur regardless of all future advances.”
Kenneth Olsen, founder of Digital Computer Corp: “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home”
Advice given to Henry Ford’s lawyer: “The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is only a novelty – a fad.”