I don't feel like I listed anything that isn't a simple common courtisy. So people having cell phones on doesn't bug you, but obviously there are enough complaints because the last movie I was at, they gave the pre-movie speel about keeping your cell phones off and how the bright lighted screen is distracting. I'd love to see them actually start enforcing that and removing people from the theater for texting during the movie multiple times.
Maybe I'm just becoming a crochety old man, but I think you'd be a little annoyed if I brought a flashlight with me and turned it on for 10 seconds every 15 minutes or so during a 2 hour flick. That is essentially what bringing up your cell phone to text someone does almost everytime I see a movie the last 2-3 years.
Last edited by medford; 05-17-2012 at 10:39 AM.
The movie theater recently built in this area has an upstairs 21 and over VIP section that includes a limited menu restaurant, a very nice full bar, a couple of pool tables and free wi-fi. The assigned seating (which I can reserve via iPad) features oversized love seats with plenty of room for a cold beer/mixed drink and appetizers (nachos, wings, etc.). Oh, and the screen is 70'.
Of course, this does cost between $13-$17 dollars, but the wife and I find the experience to be well worth the cost.
On another note, even though it's not considered "tech", I fully expect paper checks and billing to disappear in the next ten years. I believe the last time I wrote a check was before 2000.
I do like the idea of being able to have a dinner and movie at the same time, though the pool table doesn't really do a whole lot for me. You need to be pretty focused on that game, where as you can generally eat without your full attention being at the plate/food.
A lot of these technologies will live on in the government, especially at the local level. I work extensively with government agencies, and the vast majority of local agencies simply cannot afford the initial start-up cost of going paperless or electronic -- even though it will save them time and money in the long run. No one has the spare cash, and voters are loathe to approve tax increases for any reason, even if you can promise them greater efficiency down the road.
Thus, things like the fax machine and land-line phones will continue to live on for quite some time.
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