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Mike Temporale
11-11-2005, 07:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/waiwai/news/20051110p2g00m0dm013000c.html' target='_blank'>http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/waiwai/news/20051110p2g00m0dm013000c.html</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Nobuo Masataka, a professor at the Kyoto University Primate Research Institute and author of the monster best seller "Keitai wo Motta Saru (Monkeys With Mobile Phones)," argues that the proliferation of mobile phones has got young Japanese making monkeys of themselves, aping the behavior patterns of chimpanzees. He says that young Japanese have lost the ability to discern between public and private space."</i><br /><br />There has to be a million plus monkey jokes that can be made from this article, so I'll leave that part to you guys. ;) The professor actually makes some good points in this article. We tend to think that having a cellphone is like having a dedicated connection to that person, when that's not the case at all. I wonder how long before we start to see the same trends in the youth of North America?

Rocco Augusto
11-11-2005, 08:40 PM
so this is why ive been craving bananas and have been eating with my feet as of late :(

Jerry Raia
11-11-2005, 09:20 PM
I remember hearing this stuff when the first pocket calculators started showing up. Just hand someone a 12c and ask them to add 2 numbers together and watch what happens. It takes brains to operate the device.

...of course there are times when I might throw the device against the wall like a caged monkey but that is another matter entirely!


11-15-2005, 12:52 PM
You don't think we're already seeing the same trends in the youth of North America?

Santa Fe
11-16-2005, 04:47 PM
I had another animal in mind. One kin to my horse....