Analog Conversation in Life of Riley

NYPL

For my answer, I’ll need to make a parameter: grown up social time. At work I talk with 10 year olds all day, it’s my job. I’ve heard of teaching kids in a lab scenario where they send the teacher electronic messages and such but at my school  we’re not there yet. So, most of my days M-F I am having analog conversation with real, small people in person. But then there are the other times after work when I’m not playing the teacher role. Let’s take a look at those conversations.

Still, I am talking analog with my daughters on the way home. Not so much with my son because he’s 17. I catch up on the day with my wife. After that, I am composing something or writing comments on other blogs. I get to know people online this way. It is a slower way to get to know someone but once the back and forth is flowing, it feels like you’ve known them in real life. So, as you can see I think my analog to digital conversation is still slanted to the analog. I think as long as people need people in proximity to people, as in school, analog conversation will always tip the scale.

2 Replies to “Analog Conversation in Life of Riley”

  1. I’m sure your conclusion about analog conversation, though I’d not thought of it in that term, is correct. However, your photo is what caught my attention.

    Having spent my youth on a farm I recognized the fellow in the suit as the county agent. From their expressions I would guess the farmer has set aside a field set aside where real-world experimentation is taking place – a new seed, or a fertilizer. From the farmer’s expression it seems that things are going as planned.

    1. Isn’t it amazing how one person can read a situation based on background knowledge? Your comment is a pure example of that. Isn’t it funny, you and I are digitally connected an yet you are reading the photo with analog symbols. Cool.

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