Isn’t it ironic? Technology promoting less technology

Isn’t it ironic? Technology promoting less technology

A fantastic spoken word film about a wide spread technological issue. I could trawl on YouTube for days for the ones that go viral. The time before this one I found “Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos – Episode 1“. 

So I felt compelled to post it here. It took me back to another time… a time when I was lying on a hammock on one of the Yasawa Islands in Fiji. The weather was beautiful and I was soaking up relaxation. Then I decided to listen to an audiobook, yes I’m up with technology. It was an audiobook about use of punctuation and grammar. Suprisingly, the narrator was quite humourous. As I reminisce I recall her commentary regarding Alanis Morisette’s butchering of the word “Ironic”. I’m not sure I’ve recovered from this as posting this video online made me question whether it is ironic, I think so, is it ironic?

irony
1.

  • The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
  • An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
  • A literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect.

2.

  • Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
  • An occurrence, result, or circumstance notable for such incongruity.

Nonetheless, I enjoyed the video, and I too am guilty of this mind numbing tapping on the “smart” phones. I remember walking through Sydney CBD in the morning on the way to work, I counted less than 5 smiles, and they were from people listening to music or on the phone. It’s a strange place we live, remember to smile!

Jen Aboki
Jen Aboki
Jen Aboki loves nothing more than to create, she's a handmade over store bought kinda girl. One of her big dreams is to encourage the world to feel positively about mental health, share the laughs, tears, ups and downs. mindgarden.me is a place where Jen brings to life the stuff she dreams about. Interested in working with Jen? She loves creating websites, logos, graphics and speaking (sprinkled with some stand up comedy)

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