punapeter wrote:@ Kinetic, you said..
"And by the way the uses for mobile devices is not just about facebook or talking about bullshit. For some of us that smartphone is a lifeline. It's what allows me to coordinate someone's medical care from 500+ miles away and be full engaged yet I can still work and provide for my family. I share this as an example of what I do with my smartphone literally every day and I hope by sharing it I can get people to quit using so many dang stereotypes when it comes to tech. Sure being able to post to FB is nice...but it's so much more."
You sell phones or some sort of service?
that sure sounds like an add or someone sold you.
oh yea you said you are a 'telecom' vet. So yea I guess you're sold.
Just because they call it a 'smartphone' doesn't make you any smarter.
punapeter wrote:I love the way you ignore the Ethos to party your way.
I was hoping to see more of the 'pure' original, BM than as is left.
punapeter wrote:Hello, burn the MAN, the Ma Bell, the G-men and the 'system'.
The CO wrote:One question for you, punapeter: How did you contribute to Burning Man?
punapeter wrote:I saw those on the frindges and offered them refreshments in a few different ways.
punapeter wrote:"Radical Inclusion" isn't how many drinks you can "gift" on some one so they can get so pissed/wasted they miss the reason the whole thing began.
Awesome, so did I.The CO wrote: I hugged Crimson Rose and thanked her for being so awesome.
what I did or didn't do wasn't what this thread is about
What I did, gifted the whole time, no bars, chill domes or raves. I saw those on the frindges and offered them refreshments in a few different ways.
punapeter wrote:But just look at some of the videos people have made and posted to the BM Facebook page. Complete from highway, to camp, to roll in the dust, to party, to chillin, to party, to burn, to highway. No contribution to the whole but population.
punapeter wrote:And the very best gift I gave this, my virgin tour, that were VERY much appreciated,
was a simple baby wipe out on the deep playa.
The smiles they brought were genuine.
Then when I offered, do you need a bottle of water they were over joyed.
When I asked it they'd like a banana they cried.
When I said, then you'd probably like and eclair to go with it, they dropped to their knees.
i then asked if they felt good.
When the said yes I just told them i was Dr. Feelgood and bid them a good burn.
better than the art.... :wink:
The CO wrote:I went with a friend to fetch the EMS crew to their camp when they had a passed out young lady in their camp, whom they could not wake up, and helped keep rubberneckers away when the ambulance showed up for her.
theCryptofishist wrote:...the importance of privacy and how people don't always know how to help...
punapeter wrote:if your ego won't let you leave your cell at home, YOU are changing the event for the worse.
punapeter wrote:I give up, clearly you love your phone.
I don't even have a cell, I don't want to be available 24/7 when anyone wants to interrupt what I'm doing.
punapeter wrote:well I had a retort, and I don't know where it went but to suffice it to say,
if your ego won't let you leave your cell at home, YOU are changing the event for the worse.
It's bad enough there are generators leaking oil and machinery leaking hydrolic fluids, cars leaking oil and transmission fluid, but leaking everything else to the 'outside' world via an Iphone is the Comodification this event wasn't going to include. Now cells have wormed their way in next the movie crew. A tower on the Playa next? Portable phone booths by AT&T?
But no need really, every Tom, Dick and Mary is writing a bi-line for their blog or their web site.
"My virgin tour" by blah blah blah, DJ Ego fresh off the playa, can't play a note but can make that techo nosie download it to his iphone and text it to china, cd will be on sale before the event is over, in Beijing.
My head isn't in the sand. The computer I used is attached to my house not my ass, I don't take my table saw with me everywhere I go either. It's a stupid tool not a pet rock, it won't starve without you. Unplug for a week, kick the habit, you can do it, maybe....all the people I saw walking down Telegraph in Berkeley after the event were either holding a cell phone to their face or had ear buds in, total disconnect. That will be the end of BM when people are all walking around clicking and texting. If you can't see that, you are what's changing BM, not for the better.
BM needs to start over with just the artists and the sculptors, leave the carnival camping moop to those who hit all the "festivals". I can see very clearly what many old timers say about it being mainstream. A big phrat party gone wild. Less contribution more let's party and pretend to be kewl, look at the freaks and take their pictures then go back to their straight world and tell all their friends how they're in the family, yet their only contribution in BRC was their pee on the playa. Cell phones are for selfish people. You aren't that important. If you are stay home with your cell. And if one's relationship isn't strong enough to handle a two week separation with no communication, you're really gonna be up the creek when they all die.
But just keep your ear attached to those devices, you won't even see it coming.
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