Sunday, September 30, 2012
After assigning scenes to my students and informing them who their scene partners were, I gave them a couple of minutes to exchange phone numbers or to "bump phones." Although my phone doesn't do it, I have seen phones that will import contact information from a user's phone simply from physical contact -- hence, "bumping phones."
One of my students looked ruefully at her own phone, a Blackberry. She remarked, "Blackberries are for old people."
"Old people??" I protested. Brandishing my own phone, I declared, "This is a Samsung flip phone. It has manual buttons and no touch screen. If Blackberries are for old people, what am I?"
She stared at my phone with wide, horrified eyes. The words came to her with difficulty. She said: "You...are...a cave man."