Jai ho Mobile Revolution! Enabling the art of pointless conversation….and more

There’s this guy in office. He’s just got off the phone from an hour long conversation in which he was offering pointless employment advice and life gyaan to someone who I suspect just had nothing better to do.

Whenever my mum calls her driver to ask him to get the car up, his phone is busy. We have to assume he has seen the missed call and the car will usually arrive in ten minutes!

A cousin spends an average of three hours a day in silent conversation with his girl.

The mobile revolution has been a great thing. Cheap phone calls, the ability to stay connected all the time. The ability to have a conversation when it isn’t needed. The ability to while away time spent waiting at street corners, inside cars, at bus stops, on the Metro, between classes, between meetings, during lonely nights, during blank moments in the midst of babbling friends…and so on.

It’s given so many of us a sense of purpose, it’s mind boggling really! What does he mobile revolution mean to you?

About ramblinginthecity

I am an architect and urban planner, a writer and an aspiring artist. I love expressing myself and feel strongly that cities should have spaces for everyone--rich, poor, young, old, healthy and sick, happy or depressed--we all need to work towards making our cities liveable and lovable communities.

Posted on April 23, 2014, in Travel & Experiences and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. it means I can talk back home any time i want .. as long as i want . When i had come to uk it was almost 2 pounds a minute to call india and now its a mere 1pence. 🙂

    and the driver thing. I KNOWWWWWWWW… exactly same experience .. and not just his but our field help in our village his fone is always busy , I mean he is working out there in the field well supposedly then how come on the phone .. weird …

    Visited here from IHM’s blog..

  2. hmmmm I wonder why Govt. does not do anything, Water is such a major problem everywhere in our nation.

  3. I’m not sure that spending hours talking away on a phone is a sense of purpose 🙂 What it means for me is the ability to get thoughts off my head when I have them. As opposed to waiting to reach a computer, or a person, to tell them.

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