Photo from the archives: basic instinct
With archived the remember interesting facts about dependence on gadgets and eternal needs of people in the new information.
It is already difficult to remember how we lived when there were no smartphones. But pictures taken half a century ago on the streets of new York, prove conclusively: despite all the technical advances, people remain the same and can’t live without news. Perhaps just looked and the streets of Ancient Rome in 59 BC, when Julius Caesar began publishing a “Daily sheet”.
This old photograph has prompted us to recall a few facts about how much people need information or entertainment, to each his own.
• The newspaper the New York Post is printed on paper to this day and is considered one of the oldest in the United States. She published since 1801 and was initially very respectable publication, but since the 70’s released in a scandalous tabloid.
• One of the world’s oldest magazines about life and travel, too, continues to print is The Scots Magazine, founded in 1739 in Edinburgh. Even in the era of bloggers and tuberov faithful to the traditions of the British did not abandon paper – according to statistics, about 50% of the UK population is continuing to read and subscribe to the printed press. Although on the streets of London are already much more common gentlemen with phones, not Newspapers – four out of five people in England have a smartphone.
• In China there are special signs on the pavement – they marked lanes: one for pedestrians without smartphones in their hands, others – for those on the go’s teleconferencing and making selfie. For a second you go “at your own risk”.
• Some hotels offer guests a “digital detox”, taking away guests ‘ gadgets to the rest of the trip was walking and talking with each other, and not buried in screens. But, according to statistics of the company to Expedia for more than 60% of travelers not ready to hit the road without a smartphone. The majority believes it is even more necessary in the journey than a toothbrush, deodorant or driver’s license.