Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Death by Disconnected Communication

It turns out that the engineer who crashed that commuter train into an oncoming freight train had sent a text message 22 seconds before he died. He had received at least 50 on the route. Frankly, it's sad that he wanted to communicate so bad with others but didn't put in the time to truly talk to them. As a result (and purely by conjecture), he lost his life. Would he still be alive had he actually been talking on the phone? I don't know. I'm just commenting on what a detriment to our society text-based conversations are.

Currently watching :
Frontline: Bush's War
Release date: 2008-05-27

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