This is before Apple Store of the Ginza. The visitor came and the salesclerk has received to customer the opening time at 10:00 a.m. In front of the store, the young man is talking with the mobile phone busily or listening the music by ipod. It seems that the spectacle which people of today use e-mail and the Internet in a train with a mobile phone, or is talking with the walk is usual. So, external information may be the proof which has rooted in everyday life. It is world who cannot follow an old person like me for a while.
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batalay (34773) 2011-12-12 5:42
This is an effective piece of photojournalism. How the world has changed. I have just finished reading Walter Isaacson's book of Steve Jobs. It helped me to take stock of the incredible changes in the past 20 years. Here is a passage from a lecture I gave last week:
"We live in the post-industrial Information Age, in which the Internet has pervaded every aspect of our lives. Signals from our iMacs, iPads, iPhones and GPS units, transmitted by way of relay towers to satellites circling the earth, are received in a fraction of a second at points diametrically opposite us on the globe, or are returned to advise us in selecting the most direct route to reach our destination. The pace of progress in science and technology has not only been blinding in its speed, it has been accelerating in its pace. In 1903 the Wright Brothers first took to the air in what was no more than a powered kite and traveled 120 feet in 12 seconds across a sand dune in North Carolina. In the third of three trials they made that day, they were able to increase their distance to 840 feet and stay aloft for 59 seconds. By 1969 astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin had landed on the moon, and returned to the earth safely, covering a total distance of more than half a million miles in eight days. It is said that had the pace of progress of human flight matched that of computing technology, astronauts could have traveled to the moon by 1909, after just six years instead of sixty-six. Astrophysicists can predict the fate of the earth and the solar system five billion years from now, but regarding future technology, if there is any prediction we can make with accuracy it is that we cannot make any prediction with any degree of accuracy. Alas, we can also predict with confidence that a future reader will look at the foregoing list of high tech gadgetry and chuckle about how primitive it was. By oversleeping we find that we have fallen behind!"
Warm regards, Mikio,
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-12-13 4:12
As you I cannot live as this youth accustomed in aid of tools hightech. I would be less free, if I was permanently connected to the rest of the World. It is a very good photo which describes with relevance the current youth. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
sacimar (25975) 2011-12-13 14:40
this is a good report of a daily moment in the world today, you captured one of this moments perfectly, I like your idea and the visual result, well seen,
jemaflor (80880) 2011-12-13 22:37
Well captured this street scene, good composition with all these people on all the photo, spontaneous view, tfs.
abmdsudi (39774) 2011-12-14 2:12
For me, the flow of this image works itself and your title is appropriate. The subject is clearly intended to be the guy with the hand phone that leads the field of view into the background which includes others who are also too preoocupied looking in different directions. Interestingly our eyes tend to hover around these subjects eventualy into the shop as the eye is always attracted by highlights and bright colors. Excellent urban shot, reveals a real situation and funny how we now lead such a busy life and this busy picture says alot. Great shot
danos (83169) 2011-12-16 5:46
nice the snapshot with all these natives to are so busy and each one of them to have its thoughts to distress.A good reportage shot from the daily life of the city.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-11-17
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-12 5:28