Complacency or Just Plain Laziness? (Have Computers Made Us So?)
Allow me to address this by comparing it to any technological breakthrough. The topic I'm about to tackle has been a cause of discussion in social circles - real or virtual.It may also be argued that computers have made people lazier. However, many would still say, myself included that it's a matter of choice to use computers and how we make use of time on it whether wisely as opposed to skipping time that could be spent doing something more physically active is up to us.A mom's life is easier. Take the washing machine. Gone are the days when we pitied our lavanderas because they had to literally wash off soap and water from our dirty clothes with their hands! Now all one needs to do is separate the whites from the coloreds, pour ample powdered soap, fix the settings and in minutes - voila! Fresh and clean clothes! The lavandera (and that's all of us who wash our clothes) while washing may do her nails, cook dinner or chat on the phone! How does it make people lazier? Perhaps it is just the comfort that may make us lazy (if you are talking about lazy like looking something up online rather than reading a whole book about it, perhaps it is better and more efficient.). If you ask if technology made us lazier, then the answer is definitely yeah---people used to have to travel using their own energy or with a horse, and riding one is a physical workout itself! With the advent of trains and automobiles, people began to rely on machines for transportation instead of their own physical abilities. Now you just ride and sit back and relax. Same thing goes for …
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Publication information: Article title: Complacency or Just Plain Laziness? (Have Computers Made Us So?). Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: August 9, 2010. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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