Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cellphones, Texts and Lovers

"Over the past few decades, these social scripts became obsolete. They didn’t fit the post-feminist era. So the search was on for more enlightened courtship rules. You would expect a dynamic society to come up with appropriate scripts. But technology has made this extremely difficult. Etiquette is all about obstacles and restraint. But technology, especially cellphone and texting technology, dissolves obstacles. Suitors now contact each other in an instantaneous, frictionless sphere separated from larger social institutions and commitments."

in reference to: Op-Ed Columnist - Cellphones, Texts and Lovers - NYTimes.com (view on Google Sidewiki)

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