Couple-surfing: a trend is born

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    Weird.

    What ever happened to normal interaction between people?
     
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    Acctually for myself and my missus, this is rather normal, we have a shared computer desk that I built, she has one half with her fish tank and her equipment, and I have one half with my stuff, and my rat. We don't play the same games together online, (she likes things like Diablo, Silk Road on Line, the Sims ect., I prefer CSS, DoD, CoD ect.)

    Our computers are a big part of our "entertainment system", but all disscusions pertaining to household items, personal items and just regular chit chat, is done face to face, the first time I get an email saying the dog needs to be walked her machine gets tossed out the window, and I expect no less in return :D

    Just for the record (for anyone keeping score) me and my missus "met" online, about 9 years ago, neither one of us was "trolling" at the time it just sort of happened, and has worked out very nicely :cool:

    I see nothing to set off red flags and screaming sirens, as long as a grip on reality is maintained, and you don't allow yourself to get sucked into an online life, as oppossed to a real life. Sometimes it is good to just turn the machine off for a while and unplug ;)
     
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    I don't see how it's any weirder than sitting next to someone and staring at the TV for 3 of 4 hours every night.
     
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    Societal standards change. The definition of "normal" to you is no longer the prevailing thought.
     
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    Did anybody else picture somebody out on a wave with a husband and wife strapped to their feet when they saw this headline?

    I also was wondering why MacBytes was advertising the pros and cons of swinging? I thought it had turned into MacBytes(not too hard though).
     
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    The couple featured in the article could be representative of any of the Macbytes forum posters, after all Macs are designed as a computer for consumers. ( I posted the article)
     
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    I think it's the fact that instead of actually talking they'll IM or blog messages to their partner that makes it "weirder" than watching TV or playing video games together.



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    That's my take.

    I'm all for technology. Love it. However, to IM/blog my spouse to ask her to do something while sitting a few feet away does not seem normal to me.

    Sometimes I think electronic devices are talking over too much of our lives. For example, if when you sit down to eat as a family, if the focus is on the cell phone (talk/IM) vice the family discussion then something is not right.
     
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    Can their bandwidth exchange the necessary protein strands for reproduction?
     
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    That was the funny part to me too. Its one thing if they're doing things seperately, like browsing the web or playing a game but when you're close enough to put your arms around each other or even in the same room and you'd rather IM/email/blog each other than actually talk to each other, there's a communication problem going on.
     
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    Completely agree.

    Nothing wrong with sharing time on the Internet browsing, playing games, etc. and sharing the experience -- even competing against each other for fun.

    But to not communicate with each other via normal human voice when sitting side by side got me.

    Here's one to ponder. Here in Japan, it seems technology has taken over the kids at times. It is considered very uncool if you are a HS girl when walking with your girlfriends and do not get called. It is so bad that some girls carry a beeper to call themselves so they are not left out.
     

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