Too Much IT May End Your Love Affair
When Rei Nagashima, a 20-year-old university student, first saw the new-fangled mobile phone, she thought it was pretty cool, not to mention harmless. Equipped with a tiny camera, the sleek device could take and send not only photos, but video clips as well. It was given to Nagashima (not her real name) by her wealthy boyfriend after she taunted him, half jokingly, to buy her a new mobile phone.
The boyfriend also seemed to think it was rather nifty, and in the following days he made repeated requests for more of Nagashima’s homemade videos. Yet after about a week, Nagashima sensed an eerie change in her boyfriend: His appetite for the video e-mails quickly grew to insatiable proportions. “He even specified the ways in which the video should be shot, like saying, ‘Take it from such-and-such an angle,'” she says. Spa! says Nagashima and her boyfriend are part of a new and fast-growing breed: young couples whose relationships have been destroyed, or at least put severely to the test, by the latest generation of IT gadgets. CONTINUE
… as Arthur C. Clarke once said, “The universe is not only weirder than we imagine, but weirder than we can imagine.”