While they might be a technology marvel, I am sick of not being able to even speak to people on the street, in a gym, etc. due to the fact that everyone seems to have headphones stuck in their ears at all times. “Good mornings”, “How are you doing today” and the like are going to vanish from society due to the fact that individuals feel a need to listen to “Red Red Wine” 24 hours a day.
I live near a college campus, so I’m sure it’s more prevelant here than other places. I’m not trying to knock Apple’s stock down ( I actually own some, and an Ipod as well), but I honestly can see a shift from a society in which you can strike up a conversation with someone, to one in which people are annoyed to take a break from Hootie and the Blowfish’s “Cracked Rear View” to say hi or give you a spot. Any thoughts?