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Old 03-22-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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Shoot, you practically need a wet suit in the summer to swim, given the temps of the water even in southern California.
True!

I'd like to add I've seen surfers in libraries. And, as our study continues, I've never seen a surfer, sitting on his/her board waiting for a wave, texting.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:15 AM
 
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True!

I'd like to add I've seen surfers in libraries. And, as our study continues, I've never seen a surfer, sitting on his/her board waiting for a wave, texting.
Only because they don't make waterproof phones. Otherwise it would be: "Dude, the waves are like, totally awesome" or, "Dude, like I totally see a shark".
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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Only because they don't make waterproof phones. Otherwise it would be: "Dude, the waves are like, totally awesome" or, "Dude, like I totally see a shark".
LOL.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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Finished the book yesterday and found it very thought-provoking. Caused me take a closer look at my own media habits. Not sure I liked what I saw.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:35 PM
 
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I am completely content with my usage, it does not take over my life and I can function and get other things I need to get done.
Go forth and change if you feel you need to though.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:02 PM
 
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I don't even text all that much anymore anyways.
I send/receive maybe 5,000 a month.
Are you sure about that? That seems really high. We have Verizon Wireless and when we go online to check our account it has this option to analyze our usage. It's a really cool tool, actually. If your service offers something similar you might want to check and see how much you're actually using. 5,000 texts is actually really high for just one person. We're a family of four - with a teenager - and we average around 1500/month for all four of us.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:06 PM
 
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Only because they don't make waterproof phones. Otherwise it would be: "Dude, the waves are like, totally awesome" or, "Dude, like I totally see a shark".
That's funny. Reminds me of when we were in Hawaii recently, we were driving down this coastal hwy and this guy with a surfboard just walks right out onto the street without looking so he could cross the hwy and get to the beach. Yep - he was texting, too! It was probably something like, "Dude! I'm like ten feet from the pipeline! And I am like totally about to get nailed by this rental car with mainlanders in it! Dude!"
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:56 AM
 
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Given eight hours of sleep a day, someone who goes through 5000 texts per month is sending or receiving a text every six minutes of her waking hours.

Back to the book, I loved her "Eleven Commandments of Screen Hygiene" in the afterword. My favorites include

* Thou shalt not fear boredom.
*Thou shalt not "multitask."
* Thou shalt keep thy bedroom a media-free zone.
* Thou shalt bring no media to thy dinner.
* Thou shalt bring no dinner to thy media.

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Old 03-23-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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Given eight hours of sleep a day, someone who goes through 5000 texts per month is sending or receiving a text every six minutes of her waking hours.

Back to the book, I loved her "Eleven Commandments of Screen Hygiene" in the afterword. My favorites include

* Thou shalt not fear boredom.
*Thou shalt not "multitask."
* Thou shalt keep thy bedroom a media-free zone.
* Thou shalt bring no media to thy dinner.
* Thou shalt bring no dinner to thy media.
And you think that's a lot?
And that's not accurate, there could be 30 minutes to an hour of no text messages but be a full conversation the next hour which might result in 50 text in that hour.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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True. I should have added the words "on average." My error.

I make no judgement about whether or not that is excessive texting. That is for you to determine.

I do, however, recommend the book to you. It might give you a new perspective on the role of electronic media in modern life . . . or not. Nonetheless, there's little point in railing against an author whose work you have not evaluated for yourself.
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