By Wayne William Cipriano
I don’t have a computer so I cannot do email, but I’ve been thinking about it.
With email I could say whatever I want to communicate without wasting a lot of time courteously pretending to listen to the other side of a conversation. Email is quick, efficient, and free from any suggestion that any message I might receive in a two-way interaction could be nearly as important as the message I am sending.
The epitome of one-sided communication is the tweet, I think it is called; wherein, I don’t have to listen to anyone and, in addition, I can escape the usual accusation that my message is overly short, brusque and impolite due to the 140-character limitation to make my point.
Email and its cousins have a lot going for them. Imagine all the time I could save speaking my mind without having to engage my ears. After all, like most teenagers I know pretty much everything there is to know and do not require a lot of input.
The more I think about this, the closer I get to signing up for the Internet. And with this new, one-way style, how will I ever know if anyone to whom I address these electronic un-directional blabs actually attend to them?