Monday, February 8, 2010

Texting - for when the books have too big words...


This gentleman was spotted outside of Barnes & Noble book store.

39 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

Nice shot -- crisp and colorful.

I'm wondering what's going to happen to book stores. Newspapers are already going out of business. Book stores will have to adapt or they might be next, I'm afraid.

Lily Hydrangea said...

nice catch of life in today's world. It's not often I don't see someone without an electronic device in their hands.
It's getting to the point where I purposely won't take mine out in public for fear of being too much like everyone else. Well, except for my camera - I have that out all the time.

Boise Diva said...

It used to be enough just to browse the stacks...

Wolynski said...

Heh, heh, very funny.

Can't fight progress - new technologies, new way of doing things.

On the bright side, this puts an end to flowery prose. Even on a blog, you have to put it briefly. This might be a good thing, this new Internet and texting language.

magiceye said...

:) lovely caption!
and of course beautiful capture!

Chuck Pefley said...

Life was certainly simpler before today's wired capabilities. Part of me longs for that time ... and the other part eagerly looks for the new technology just around the next corner. Go figure!

Don and Krise said...

I do have to agree with the fact that Barnes & Noble is a great place to hang out, but it's even better inside.

Kate said...

Love curling up with a book; can't do that with electronics, even a Kindle

Small City Scenes said...

Well maybe he was just letting someone know what great books he found. What???? MB

Olivier said...

un moment de tranquillité ....et toujours un téléphone portable (je déteste ça ;o)) )

Bibi said...

No book in sight either... I love books and bookstores, the smells, the quiet, the colors....but I have bought a Kindle, which I don't have yet, simply because it will allow me to buy bestsellers that will not be available here for a long time and that will be really costly once they arrive!

Bergson said...

immediate consumption

Diederick Wijmans said...

I am also afraid that mor and more bookstores will disappear, as technology already allows to read books on electronical devices. Just cold touch screens and no more more sound of turning paper pages?

VP said...

I agree completely with Lyly's comment.

B SQUARED said...

I must be getting old. I simple don't get texting in or out of the drivers seat.

Lee Spangler said...

I text a lot, but forget about developing spelling, grammar, or punctuation skills.

Lois said...

At least he's not driving while he's doing that!

jusdealem said...

Very crisp, nice candid! Wish we were able to sit outside and text here at the moment! I am so jealous of you Floridians. :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Bwahahaha!

Jarart said...

I was going to say the same thing that Lois said. I guess I'm just old fashioned. (or just old) I want a book that I can hold and keep forever, on a shelf. I have loads of books, which is why I can never move.

Rose said...

Great title!

JM said...

Great title!

Allison said...

Great title!

Leif Hagen said...

Allison and I will meet you there for coffee and treats - we like scones or doughnuts! We're not picky!

Daryl said...

He might have been reading a book on the BNbook reader app for the iPhone ..

cieldequimper said...

Do you get these people who can't read books but can text in an altogether different spelling? Drive me crazy.

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - Im with u, cuz it bugs the h outa me 2 cee peeps txtng when they cant rede 4 nuthin.

Tricia said...

he looks very busy or engrossed in texting! heheheee

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee
He looks like a candidate for Carpal Thumb Syndrome...

We can thank the unionized Educrats for the lack of spelling and grammar skills in society today...

Allison said...

LMAO, BTW, BFF, BRB, AAMOF, B4N, F2F, BYOB, OMG, WYSIWYG, TNTL, MYOB, JIC, HHOK, CUL8R Jacob;)

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Bookless at the bookstore...
:-(
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Jacob said...

@ Allison - Huh?

Allison said...

Jacob, Jacob, Jacob...you need to get with the "It" generation. It's all about texting quickly and using "chat acronyms." I wonder if Safe Leif can figure out all my "chats?"

Leif Hagen said...

Allison, I'm not really sure if Jacob has ever tried texting?! After all, he still uses an electric typewriter and a rotary telephone....

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

That looks sort of relaxing--nice capture.

cieldequimper said...

Jacob, are u tyring to laern Frecnh?

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - I am very trying! And I've been dabblin' around a bit...maybe in the future I'll get serious...

afv said...

I really envy the B & N in your local, it's so cozy. Now, I have a lot to catch up here, been having trouble with my cable internet, bbrrr...

Andreea said...

Nice catch, seems like this is the world we live in today. Back in May I was in NY and it looked like every 5th person I passed by on the sidewalk was texting.

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