Connected couples

Erika over at Minneapolis Metblogs blogged on her personal blog (I’m protecting bad pictures of the author by not providing that particular link) about a Wired author doing some informal research for his next article.

He brings up a few good points in his post; are couples more apt to instant message and/or email each other rather than getting their arses off the couch to ask their partner in the next room what’s for dinner?

*I’m looking at you, Tom and Tiff*

Not being of the couple-prone nor currently shackled shacked up, I have limited personal experience in this area. What I can tell you is that if you were to step through my front door, often times you’d find two housemates sitting on opposite ends of the sofa, tap, tap, tapping away. Communicating via email is often times more efficient then writing a note on the black board or calling the other housemate to pass along a message. Often times, I find out about Offical’s band practice via email and various events via evite. Does this make us consumers sucked in by the internet age, who couldn’t spend time together without our precious laptops? Naaa, it just enables us to enjoy time spent together knocking back a few cold ones.

4 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on June 1st, 2006 @ 5:04 pm

    Tiff and I have been known to IM each other within the confines of our tiny condo, but really where the IMing comes in handy is that it’s also a back channel in a crowded living room when other people are around and we want to communicate privately.

  2. Mik (unregistered) on June 1st, 2006 @ 5:09 pm

    Guess I can’t fault you for that.

    *Recalls texting messaging Tom across the bar*

    *Recalls bad bright green crotch hugging pants Tom loves*

  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on June 1st, 2006 @ 5:41 pm

    Those pants are a mere figment of your imagination, Mikky.

  4. Erica (unregistered) on June 2nd, 2006 @ 10:58 pm

    Oh, the picture’s not so bad. You have to dig for it anyway. :P

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