Those were the days :(
No one is forcing you to use a cell phone.
But you can’t stop the rest of the world from using theirs…
you can choose your friends.
can you really though?
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but you can’t choose your enemies
yes you can. i chose Megatron.
but you cant choose your nose
And be outside the loop for eternity because everybody communicates through computers and phones…
No, you can’t.
friends is like pokemon, they “choose you”.
Well that was an unintelligent response.
If cultural behavior has shifted as a result of the introduction of phones, then in what way refusing to engage in that behavior going to culturally shift everyone else back to the by-gone ways and days? Self isolationism is no solution.
Very insightful comment from Fartface.
While it is an insightful comment, adding “from Fartface” has given me such a fit of the giggles.
That’s the joke
Thats false, socity force us. I know there is some exeption ( I don’t have a phone) but I can understend that most of ppl want a phone and that its a must for them, its called physcologie, something that American don’t really belive in
Of course you don’t have a phone, you’re Hitler.
Too many grammatical errors. Head going to explode!!!
But how do I entertain myself on the throne of contemplation?
except for most of society…
nobody is forcing you to ride in a car either, just try taking your horse and buggy across LA to get to work. Technology makes things cheaper and more convenient, but not usually better, ever looked at old tin-type photos? You can’t tell me iphone snapshots look nicer. The world is shaped, and we usually have to keep up if we want to remain economically viable. It’s nearly impossible not to have a cellphone if you want to have a job.
I beg to differ Mister Anono. It is VERY possible to have a job without a cell phone. To quote what you had said, “Nobody is forcing you to ride in a car either….”, exactly so you can’t be forced to own a cell phone to have a job or acquire one in the first place. I also don’t have a phone, just a home phone, that is barely used except to call local friends and family. Just like back in the day. It’s amazing how many people like you are ‘culturally-shifted’ (LOL, I’m using that quote from another user above these comments) to believe that we just can’t go on as a society if in fact technology ceases to exist! Ha, isn’t that a shame? So, you mean to tell me that we’re not so intelligent anymore, because if ever this world is attacked or destroyed and there are survivors (which there will definitely be), that they wouldn’t be able to make it because they don’t have their Starbucks coffee and their stupid little iphone. Please, man, get with the program. I’m 28 and find that not having a cell phone is a huge stress reliever and allows me to live normally again, worry-free and peaceful.
Also, I know how to survive if that ever happened. But, unfortunately, people like you wouldn’t have Google anymore and you wouldn’t be able to ask it: How to survive after a world disaster / or how to rebuild civilization one person at a time. LOL Isn’t that crazy? You probably treat Google like God, most people do. That’s sad. Honestly, that’s more sad than people like me believing in a supernatural God! At least mine is unknown and yet a mystery while anyone can put a computer together and reach the internet. Woo-hoo, how spiritual that must be!
Meh, not really. :)
They still the same for me. I’m off the grid. 2 years now. I love it. Got a land line and that’s it.
land line and that’s it. nothing more. off the grid. isolated from trends of society. (well, except for the internet connection i use to tell everybody else on the internet how awesome it is that i am off the grid)
Entirely too bloody true. A riot.
The last two really sting so bad.
I used to bring a book when I expected long waits. Now I just read the books on my phone. It’s an improvement.
fun fact: before cell phones people were not late
Hahahahahaha, that’s total BS, people were late all the time, people just tended to wait for them longer and be more patient.
Bollocks. You just ditched that bitch. No one had any patience for anyone that would fuck you around before cell phones. You just stopped being friends with the asshat.
Now there’s this lingering opportunity for them not to be a total fucking waste of space. Cell phones have ushered in an unnecessary amount of tolerance in social bullshittery. Not a fan.
You’re British, aren’t you.
“Asshat” vs “bollocks”. British/Commonwealth or US/Canadian? So hard to tell!
I’m actually in that last panel right now. I’m the guy on the right.
Excellent. Except the waiting part. I think people have a memory block at how weird and uncomfortable it was to wait around with nothing to do surrounded by people who are obviously more interesting and popular than you… wait… was that just me?
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my cellphone number is on this comic…. O.O
Before cell phones millions of Africans lived in destitution. Now, with micro-financing and the ability to communicate, they are lifting themselves out of a huge hole. The paradigm has shifted and anyone resisting it, is only leaving themselves WAY behind,
Well, i’m glad i’m a kid too young to have experienced life without cell phones… i have so much trouble remembering numbers >_<
You don’t have to be like that and hang around people who are like that. Control the situation yourself and your own habits and life will continue to be great. You will also stand out from the crowd for being more engaged in real life, more aware of your surroundings, better memory skills and much more self assured. Very attractive qualities that lead to so many more positive opportunities.
Debe haber un restuarante en el que tengas que dejar tu celular en la entrada para poder sentarte. Así TIENES que hablar con la gente en tu mesa.
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I can imagine a similar cartoon for before and after the internet, the telephone, the automobile, the telegraph, the postal service, the printing press… The world keeps ending for those who can’t tolerate change.
so sad :(