To say the least.
(A heavy sigh is recommended as accompaniment when reading this)
This will probably be moved to my scrapbook, unless enough voices say otherwise.
By way of a little further clarification, this is my reply to a comment left by *Sir-Pumpkinhead
'... I don't deny the benefits of digital media and the digital age in the least, I'm very thankful for them; but the number of pitfalls are as just as many. The opportunities for misunderstanding, misinformation, incrimination, injury, etc are as vast and varied as the speed, convenience and avenues of connection at our fingertips. The irony of that 'connection' is that we fail more and more at what it means to conduct our social relations with grace and responsibility. It's all too easy now to insult someone on the internet without once thinking of what it means to do so, and to sever the association at just the click of a mouse. People forget that they would never - or extremely rarely - do so in 'real life'. Then there's the huge problem of theft and violation of copyright, simply because digital media is somehow seen to be a free-for-all. And you know we can devote whole essays on that subject alone. And as you pointed out in the first instance, we have become incredibly lazy and impatient, and far too dependent. It's almost depressing that we would feel crippled if we are without our computers or mobile/cell phones, and that's merely on a personal level.