I have succumbed to tech addiction. I can’t leave home without my iPOD, mobile phones, and my Blackberry (I use this mainly for work). Last Friday, I realized I could not stop looking at my incoming messages on my Blackberry. It was a compulsion of sort. So when I saw this video clip by Nalts called Crackberry on YouTube, I cracked.
Admit it. You’re also like me. If you’re reading this blog now, I assume you’re in front of your computer most of the time, surfing or working. I remember one friend labeling this as “screenburn.” (I think she heard it from another person). It means too much exposure to screens (PC, cellphones, TV, etc.). We’ve become digital addicts. We now abhor books. We hate newspapers. We don’t have time to read. We play console or PC games all night. We spend less time talking to people. We don’t visit parks anymore. We prefer the digital shop in malls. Even our writing has changed. Remember the last time you wrote your aunt or your mother a letter? Now, she’s just a text away. Saying “I love you” is now a matter of typing “lavu.” That takes less than a second to do.