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Jul 29, 2013
electropath, very interesting information on the culture in Korea. Thanks for sharing. I would say that people speak more quietly into cell phones now than in years past. However, there are very few headphone mics as far as I'm aware. It would be great in the future here if it is like you describe there.
Mar 23, 2013
I know I am commenting much later than the strip, but here in Korea this problem is nearly nonexistent. Perhaps western countries use the mic on a headphone wire as well -- I haven't been home in a while. But on a crowded subway, l cannot even tell whst the petson next to me is saying into their phone because everyone has mastered a super version of the indoor voice, for privacy's sake. I am wowed!
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Nov 5, 2010
* folks like myself, that is, have to mellow out.
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Nov 5, 2010
Erm, some people do talk to strangers, though that's a relatively rare phenomenon. And all of this is newer than the old tribal and village structures where everyone basically knew everyone else and did a lot of communicating. But folks like have to mellow out, too, and accept that change occurs. It's not the most enjoyable experience to go around hating everyone and everything, and is in fact an awful waste of time and energy.
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Mar 31, 2010
DilGirl: I think that's pretty typical of online communication in general. I think the voice the internet has given the masses has helped reveal how a large segment of mankind really is.
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