It used to be that the human relationship was defined by the personal contact between the actors in that relationship and conveyed in the form of the spoken word or written word.
These words, back when I was in college two decades ago, were transmitted by the average person using the analogue phone, a post it left on the org bulletin board, or by passing along someone’s message.
Back then those who had cellular phones (which closely resembled what a PLDT lineman uses on the job) were probably some bigwig politician’s kid or some big businessman’s scion. Or probably some government deep penetration agent.
Now, with the advent of efficient and affordable means of communication, there seems to be a disconnection.
With communication lines in relationships now governed by the quick scrolling of the keys and a click of the send button, there seems to be little need to call up someone’s parents as often, or to send little notes with flowers, or even dropping in on a friend for a quick hello.
Sadly and ironically though, technology is one reason personal communication is taken for granted and sometimes even the inbox isn’t so busy receiving the virtual substitutes.