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?