How much do I use?
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How much do I use?
  • Park Sat-byul
  • 승인 2009.11.11 14:51
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Cell phone,
mp3 player, Netbook, notebook computer, desktop computer, Nintendo! These are some of the many electronic machines around us. Thanks to the development of science and technology, all of these electronic machines were created to make our lives more convenient than before.
As they developed, fast skill and use of new electronic machines became a point of pride. These machines penetrated deep inside our lives. However, the problem is that though we are too familiar with this life style and we don`t realize it. The more we rely on these machines, the more problems we have in terms of being addicted.
Let’s take computers and cellular phones as examples.
Many young university students are addicted to computers. If they don't have their computers, they became lethargic and bored.
Also, they sometimes hear their cell phones ringing, even though they haven’t got any messages. And they feel very nervous when they don’t have a phone in their hands.
Geonjians! How much do you use these electronic machines?

This is a Geonjian’s life during a day. In the morning, he was woken up by the alarm on his cell phone. He turned on the radio and took a shower. He prepared for school. While he traveled to the school, he listened to music on his MP3 player and sent text messages on his phone. He arrived in the classroom and greeted his friends. After morning classes were over, he played a game on his Nintendo and received text messages. He met his friends. They attended to the English class, where he looked up words with an electronic dictionary. After all his classes were over, he parted with his friends. As he went to the house, he watched DMB(Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) on his cell phone. As soon as he reached his house, he turned on the computer, and he logged in to his messenger program to talk to friends and plan tomorrow’s work. Finally, he watched TV and went to the bed.

As we could find in this student's life, university students always use electronic machines every day. How much do these machines affect students’ lives?

* Merits & demerits
Merits
- Easy communication
Now we can communicate with our acquaintances who stay far away anytime. Thanks to the development of cell phones and computer messengers, you can easily contact others. You can communicate without talking face to face, so it is more comfortable and reduces a burden. It can help people to be more friendly. Also, people exchange their phone numbers and messenger IDs, so they can talk to each other naturally.
- Convenient life
Electronic machines are small and portable. A netbook is smaller than a notebook, and you can use electronic dictionaries and cell phones instead of heavy, thick books. You can find information you want anytime and anywhere.

Demerits

- Increasing antisocial behavior
People communicate easily with cell phones and messenger but antisocial behavior is increasing. Without meeting or facing other people, it is enough fun just listening to an mp3 player or playing computer games.

- Psychological insecurity
You are very dependent on electric machines. When you are alone, you fidget with your phone, listen to the music and play Nintendo games in order to forget your loneliness. As a result, you depend on these things psychologically. As your psychological dependence increases, you become very impatient and sensitive.

This is an interview with a student who was asked to live for a day without using any electronic machines.

My major is polymer nanotechnology. My hobbies are listening to music and playing with my computer. I think that except for sleeping time, I always use my mp3 player and play on the computer.
Q1) You’ve experienced not using electronic machines for one day. How do you feel?
-A1) “I don’t care that I didn’t use electronic machines. But I was bored when I hung around campus by myself. I felt as if there was nothing and nobody near to me.”
Q2) when you accepted the suggestion not to use electronic machines, weren’t you scared? If you were scared, why did you feel that way?
A2) “I thought that it wouldn’t matter. While I was keeping the rule, I was not fearful but rather impatient. If I were not bored, I could live easily without electronic machines.”
Q3) What can you tell the people who depend on electric machines?
A3) “It is natural that people use electronic machines. Nevertheless, I think that people who play on the computer all day are hopeless. It is more valuable to meet people than to use electronic machines by yourself.

Through this interview, we know real Geonjian’s life. Without electronic machines, Most of Geonjians may feel bored and uncomfortable like an interviewee. While we live in 21C, Electronic machines are important for our lives. We need efforts and wisdom for proper use of electronic machines. Therefore you can enjoy various electronic machines with your wise use. Through this interview, we know real Geonjian’s life. Without electronic machines, Most of Geonjians may feel bored and uncomfortable like an interviewee. While we live in 21C, electronic machines are important for our lives. We need efforts and wisdom for proper use of electronic machines. Therefore you can enjoy various electronic machines with your wise use. These are simple tips for wise use.
At table, at school, use automatic answer mode for concentrating on what we do. Use electronic machines only when you really need them to increase life’s conveniences; listening English on mp3 player, use of navigation on pmp & cell phones, searching vocabulary on cell phones, etc. Furthermore, if you decrease use of electronic machines and concentrate on other people, you will make good relationship with others.

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