We can no longer imagine life without a mobile phone wearable. This device is so firmly “blended” with our reality that it is not even believed that some two decades ago few people heard about cellular communications at all. But, as they say, yesterday that seemed to us fantastic, now technological progress has made an ordinary occurrence.
Of course, all this is good.
And the only minus is that not everyone understands the features of new technologies and in their judgments about mobile phones make serious mistakes, which are common misconceptions in society. Perhaps the most well-known misconception is that supposedly mobile phones cause brain cancer with their radiation. However, medicine does not have information that the frequency of this disease in humans is somehow related to the use of mobile phones. Continue reading
A friend of mine, when he wants to unobtrusively demand respect for his gray hairs, says to his son: “I am an old one, I have seen a steam locomotive.” And the younger generation trails off in surprise and respect
I am not younger, I also saw a steam locomotive. And not only seen. The steam engine was pulling a train in which I had the chance to go from the city of Ostashkov to the city of Torzhok. Oh, glorious years, oh the great mighty Soviet Union! The pride of Soviet electronics. Computer “Electronics-60M”
By the way, about the Soviet Union. The USSR Ministry of Electron Industry neatly copied Western equipment, and once under my command came the Electronics-60 computer, which was called PDP-11 in American girlhood. The computer was cool, and my colleagues envied me. I myself did not believe my happiness – such computing power fell upon me. And after I added another 16 megabytes to the available 16 megabytes of RAM (not gigabytes – feel the difference!), I realized that from now on I can do everything. Continue reading
Communication has firmly entered our daily lives. The times when many dreamed of having a home telephone with wires to the PBX have disappeared into the past. Why did you dream? For the reason that the line for installing the telephone was very long and was often measured over the years, since the PBX did not have free capacity due to backwardness in terms of equipment. Now almost everyone has a portable phone with them, while others even have two.
Of course, it’s good that the communication problem is resolved. Then what is bad? And the fact that mobile phone users do not know how (and many do not want to) communicate correctly with each other. It’s about tact. And more precisely – about moral psychology. I think we have come across a situation where one of those close to you is experiencing your patience with his boring ethereal chatter about nothing and does not react to the remark at all. For example, you are riding on a bus, another passenger is sitting side by side with you and a certain amount of time chatting with your friends, completely not thinking that he behaves boorish towards you. Continue reading