With the modern technology that is around today, it’s hard to imagine sharing a phone line with another person. Most people nowadays feel uncomfortable allowing other people to look through their phone. I can’t imagine how they would feel about allowing someone else to listen in on their calls (although the NSA is doing this today. They’re probably even looking through this essay to make sure I’m not a terrorist, except now that I used the word terrorist, they may be a little suspicious). Anyways, the movie Pillow Talk shows us a different time period, way back in the stone age, when people were forced to share lines. Since this seems like such an unimaginable complication to the modern human and since there isn’t really any guidelines to this blog post, I wanted to discuss how technology has changed over time and how it has affected our interactions with other people, based off of the movie Pillow Talk.
When I was a little kid, around the age of 5, my family had a land line that was combined with our internet, we had dial-up internet. Now this doesn’t mean that our phone company also provided us with internet that we could use while on the phone, rather it meant that while we were on the internet, our phone line was busy (much like how it was for Jen in Pillow Talk when Brad was constantly on the phone seducing other woman). Not only was this extremely inconvenient, but our internet also traveled at a slower pace than a tortoise with a broken leg. Also it killed my gaming time and as a 5 year old, internet gaming was THE most important thing to me. It was more annoying than having to wait for your landline to clear because a guy is busy mooching with some other lady (Pillow Talk reference).
Now as I sit here typing this essay, listening to music on youtube, and snapchating the “bitties”, I think about how tough my life I was as a kid. I mean, you don’t see starving kids in Africa with slow internet connections that disconnects their telephone line every time they surf the internet. What a struggle it was for me. Anyways I need to relate this to Pillow Talk since that is suppose to be the topic of this blog. Like I said before, technology has changed the way we are able to interact with other people. In Pillow Talk, Brad and Jen weren’t able to text each other, they had to actually talk to each other on the phone and coordinate times to hang out “in person”. Luckily, guys nowadays aren’t forced to put in as much effort into relationships as Brad did. We can woo females through simple texts, snapchats, or any other bizarre app that has been created recently. It’s certainly a different time period and one that has been greatly affected by the development of new technologies.