The Modern Telephone

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22 July 2009 The Modern Telephone In today’s society, instant communication seems to be the norm. I’ve had a cellular phone for the past fifteen years, and cannot see myself without one in the future. It is almost like I cannot live without one. I, like a lot of other people, have chosen not to have a regular land line telephone in my home, simply because I can be reached at home or away on my cellular phone. Everyone seems to have cellular phones, even though there seem to be drawbacks to this service. Most people today are very familiar with the phrase, “Can you hear me now?” That’s because cellular phones have become the one thing you cannot live without. They have become a lifeline to the rest of the world. One quick notice of people around you and you’ll see that almost everyone sixteen years and older have one of these small but powerful communication tools. These small but powerful phones cover many different ways of communication, from a regular phone conversation to texting, even emailing. Some even include direct connect walkie-talkie communication. They also provide a way to call 911 in case of accident or emergencies of any kind. There are some drawbacks to all this technology. One is what people are doing to the use of the English language while texting. There are new acronyms created almost daily, and the use of slang is common place. Another is manners. Technological advances in communication, has brought the creation of new rules of etiquette for the use of cell phones. And there is also safety issues connected with the use of cell phones. Driving while talking or sending a text, diverts attention away from the task Kinney 2 at hand. Even walking down the street, people are so focused on talking or texting that they do not pay attention to their surroundings. Cellular phones, or the modern Prometheus, have become and will continue…...

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