Tag Archives: texting

“Look Up” from your phone – there is a world out there

Great video. I hope all of my friends watch it. Or better yet, don’t watch it and have a real conversation (non-texting) with someone you love.

‘Look Up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.

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RANT! Software needs to be stupid

I have ranted that software needs to be stupid before. I am not suggesting that software should not work effectively, in fact, quite the opposite.  I just don’t think that software should make assumptions about what I want and it definitely should not override my common sense.

I mention this because I just read about Safe Driving Systems Corporation.  I cannot think of a dumber idea (I know that they have competition so they aren’t the only ones with a dumb idea).

At first blush, their idea has merit. Software that will detect if you are moving at driving speeds and turn off the ability to call and/or text. This may sound great if you are a driver, but what about if you are a passenger? Does this mean that the teenager in the back seat can’t text to her BFF? Even a person that normally drives will occasionally be a passenger therefore they would need to be able to turn the software off.