I want to say that the iPhone is probably one of the greatest inventions of all times...congratulations to Apple and especially to Steve Jobs!
I also want to say how far people have gone crazy in using these smartphones without any filters as to privacy or propriety.
HERE IS A TRUE STORY THAT JUST HAPPENED :
We are in this building waiting for an elevator to come.
A man comes around the corner speaking into his smartphone held at chest height with the speaker on blast!
He sees us, but apparently doesn't even think to pause the conversation or turn off the speaker and put the device to his ear.
Instead, we hear from the phone from what is apparently his immediate family member.
"That's right, it's a yeast infection!"
We are looking at each other like is this really happening or are we on Candid Camera or something.
And he respond still on with the speaker as we get on the elevator:
"A yeast infection, yeah, yeah, you better not let it get any worse."
Then from the phone:
"With these yeast infections, you know how it can be. I'll try to take care of it today,"
Him again, now as he's getting off the elevator:
"Well anyway, hope I'll be seeing you over later today."
My wife and I look at each other, and I blurt out after the elevator door closes:
"Yeah, yeah, I guess we'll be seeing you later today--with that yeast infection and all--hope it's not contagious!"
And we both start cracking up at how insane people are.
While we can't (completely) help what people are over-hearing -and seeing through surveillance mechanisms on our smartphones, this guy with his phone, he didn't even flinch at the conversation he was having in the open on the speaker.
It's a different day and age, and some people have no sense of boundaries anymore. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)