The screen rules

We stare into our screens at the coffee shops
Text while we walk
Check our e-mail at the stop light
Talk to seemingly no one as we walk
Our phones don’t leave our sides
God forbid if we lose them
Or leave them behind

We are reachable all the time
E-mails don’t know day or night

E-mail overload
Facebook addiction
These are the diseases
of this century!

People walk on the street
With headphones on
No eye contact
No need for one
If they decide to be very kind
They leave one earphone in
One earphone out

Texting in the classroom is normal
But the ringtone is turned off

These days one screen is not enough
The TV is on, the laptop open
And the phone nearby
Is it possible to focus on three things?
Add doing homework
That’s what I see in my house!

Is it possible to find someone
Without a screen nearby?
Probably not!
But what’s a good age to start?

My 12 year old wants a phone
What he really wants is a toy!
He’s waiting till I update my IPad
He’s next in line
And he knows that

Computer screens have
Grown in size
But small ones can also be found

The next IPhone is around the corner
What else can they really add on?
Our screens become outdated so fast
Soon it’s onto the next new fad!

But for all the complaining I just did
I’m thankful for my IPhone and IPad
They keep me in touch with my friends
And So does Skype
Can’t believe it’s still free of charge!

Lida Berghuis
April 30th, 2012

2 thoughts on “The screen rules

  1. I’m impressed with your post (The screen rules), I must say. Really not often do I encounter a weblog that’s each educative and entertaining, and let me inform you, you could have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is excellent; the problem is something that not enough individuals are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy that I stumbled throughout this in my search for something regarding this.


  2. It’s scary how our whole world is becoming less social able in a more personal way. People don’t want to leave their houses anymore. They just talk to people through skype or email. On one hand it’s great because we can make new friends from people that live really far away. At the same time though it allows us to not leave the house. I think that we are just surrounded by to much technology and staying away from it for a period of time could just be what the doctor ordered. I worry sometimes about the electron magnetic stress caused by computers and cell phones.

    -Mike of ontario honey


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