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AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have recruited Werner Herzog to make a 30 minute documentary of four stories of people affected by texting while driving.
It’s powerful, and engaging.
This is an encouraging to see: companies investing heavily and proactively to discourage misuse of their service. Would be really exciting to see more companies to this, really examining the total impact of what they sell, and encourage responsible behaviour. Would be amazing to see a credit card do something about not getting in unsustainable debt, or electronics manufacturers look at the environmental impact of buying a new product every two years.
"From One Second To The Next" Documentary - It Can Wait (by ShareATT)
“We think our parents are embarrassing. Their conversations with people on neighbouring tables. Their souvenir T-shirts. The way they read text messages with their heads inclined backwards. They’re just more comfortable in the world than us.”
“Hello, your very small majesty, and welcome to Britain: your Britain, over which you will one day be King. We’ve been looking after it for you: indeed, you could say it’s been forever, if you believe in divine right (let’s be honest: you kind of have to).”
It is a complicated thing to be young, black, and male in America. Not only are you well aware that many people are afraid of you—you can see them clutching their purses or stiffening in their subway seats when you sit across from them—you must also remain conscious of the fact that people expect…
“We remove ourselves from our grief or from our revery and we go into our phones… Human relationships are rich and they’re messy and they’re demanding. And we clean them up with technology. And when we do, one of the things that can happen is that we sacrifice conversation for mere connection.”