I like innovation for all it can do.
It helps in our work and that really is true.
But I'm bothered a lot by a syndrome I see;
It's supposed to be "cool", but it gets next to me.
Each day we see children, big people, and teens,
Two thumbs on the keypad, eyes glued to the screen,
It seems all important that they be connected,
To whom and to what I have not yet detected.
But it's not to reality, I'm sure in my heart.
Though it's modern and "in", it doesn't seem smart.
With an app on their phone and the phone in their hand,
They wander unseeing through fantasy land;
Quite blind and unheeding with plugs in their ears,
It's nearly enough to bring one to tears.
Our smart phones have ceased to perform as smart tools,
I'm afraid they have made us a bunch of smart fools.
(By Gary Miller)
Just a thought...