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Jtube: The Office

Jtube: The Office

Are we too reliant on technology?

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Published: October 13, 2007


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Visitor Comments: 16

(16) Anonymous, January 14, 2008 4:53 PM

Stupid is as Stupid does.

come on, just because you can't program your VCR doesn't mean we should stop with technology... people just are lazy to learn and change with the times.

And of course common sense is authorized anytime you use technology.

(15) todd, November 7, 2007 10:01 AM

Sometimes it's just a quick gag.

The Office has many underlying tones that those of us who work in grey cubilces can appreciated on many levels. Having said that, it's also simply entertaining to watch. Why, most of us would turn before going into the water..then again some people may not and receive what they derserve. At the end of the day... it's funny?

(14) Annie, October 21, 2007 12:27 AM

storms in life = preparedness

what happens when the power goes out anywhere for more than 12 hours? Just how dependent are we on the 'relatively' older technology of simple electricity? Use the modern conveniences judiciously but now how to get along without them as well - someday we may have to.

(13) Dvirah, October 20, 2007 5:16 PM

Using Tools Wisely

Technology is helpful but it is a TOOL - not a substitue for intelligence. Michael's mistake was in accepting directions too literally without thinking. His friend in the car used the tool correctly: accepting the hint but clarifying it with his own knowledge and intelligence. Forbiding all technology is not the solution for stupidity; Michael will just get himself in trouble a different way. He should learn to THINK.

(12) Anonymous, October 18, 2007 11:00 PM

GPS is blind

You can't always get to where you are going using the modern technology of the GPS. For example, my 85 year old father-in-law was in Israel and wanted to drive from the north of Israel to Jerusalem by himself in a rented car and set the GPS to guide himself there. The problem was that the GPS did not know that Jenin is forbidden territory for the Jews to enter and he found himself driving into Jenin before someone stopped him and directed him to Jerusalem by another route. No matter how "intelligent" these gadgets may be, the human mind will triumph over them any time.

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