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Dead: The art of good conversation

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Mixalis, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. Mixalis

    Mixalis SC Rookie

    15
    Oct 13, 2013
    London
    Mike Evans
    What do you do on the island of Mykonos on Easter Monday? Not converse with your fellow man if this photograph is to believed. It's eyes down for the wonders of the internet. Taken with Sony A7r and Zeiss 35mm f/2.8.

    www.macfilos.com/photo
     

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  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Is there a link missing from that post, or is the forum software playing silly arses again?
     
  3. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

    364
    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Guess?
    Modern life unfortunately. I've actually got up and walked out of pubs and restaurants when the company I've been in has been more interested in their phone than in the person sat in front of them. Pet hate of mine :smile:
     
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  4. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    And yet we are all communicating this on the internet. Oh the irony. :)
     
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  5. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    marvellous

    mobile phone "Bingo"
     
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  6. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Well seen Mike. Well said all!
    The occasional SMS a few years back was annoying, but with convergent technologies today it's just become downright rude.
    I'm with you Dewi, second time the phone makes an appearance, I make a disappearance.
    ….less a pet hate and more a snarling pit bull pulling hard on his barbed-wire collar and lead.
     
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  7. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Not only that, but the photog was looking at a screen too!
     
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  8. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

    650
    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Ken
    One more from around the house: "Beach holidays 2014" ... Sorry for the hijack, couldn't resist :biggrin:



    X10
     
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  9. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Thanks Ken - another fine observation.
    There is no solace from this new means of communication - even Baby Boomers have adopted and adapted. :boohoo:
     
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  10. Mixalis

    Mixalis SC Rookie

    15
    Oct 13, 2013
    London
    Mike Evans
    Yes, sorry, my mistake. I pressed the button too early then had to go back and add the photo. All seems ok now.
     
  11. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

    650
    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Ken
    Thanks Mark. I'm glad it's a lot different in less touristy parts of the island. Most locals are passionate communicators, often you hear a bar before you see it.
     
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  12. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Other people are overrated. :wink:
     
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  13. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

    364
    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Guess?
    But we're not in company (well, I'm not) and we're not being pig ignorant :biggrin:
     
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