In an interesting article in the ABA Journal, Debra Cassens Weiss investigates the societal change in human interaction brought about by technology. While she directs her attention to how law students work with others, the emphasis is on a perceived lessening of human interaction. I think many would surmise (not earth shattering) that our electronic (or cyber) means of communications have led to a corresponding lessening of direct interaction.
Here are some off-the-cuff remarks:
1. When was the last time you used a payphone? Shoot, how often do you send an e-mail or text instead of picking up the phone and calling the person?
2. While traditional communications may have declined, I would suspect that our wired society results in more interaction whether by e-mail, social networking, texting, etc. When you think about AT&T’s 1979 “Reach out and Touch Someone” advertising campaign (this is worth a click for the clothes alone), it is now reality.
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