Monday, 31 August 2009

skype yabbering - a new social trend

we're all used to the sight of well dressed people walking across Garema Place apparently talking animatedly to themselves, when in fact they're deep in a conversation on their cell phone and using a discreet mic and earphone combination. (There are other sorts of people who talk to themselves in Garema Place, but they're usually not quite so well attired - Vinnies rather then DJ's if one's going to be snobbish)

Well I've now seen another version - the student hunched in a corner of the library having a really loud animated conversation with his laptop - of course what they're actually doing is using skype.

Question is, will peer pressure kill the trend, or will it, like the guy who's slightly too loud on his mobile, become a feature of wireless hotspots everywhere?

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