Monday, February 3, 2020

Monday Madness: Obituary

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OBITUARY

Communication

Communication, a very important aspect of the human society, died in the 2000s, with the emergence of the smartphone technology.
Communication was born along with the human race, to Intellect and Necessity.
It has graduated from Neanderthal High School, at an unknown date. Upon graduating from High School, Communication worked various jobs until it entered Written Language University in Mesopotamia, presumably around 3400 BC.
After a while, it got married to Art, giving birth to Poetry, Prose and the infamous daughter Name Calling. Some say there are other unknown sons and daughters, but there are some pending DNA testing underway in order to attest the paternity.
It is now eagerly waiting for the Resurrection, and it is survived by his sisters Music, Sculpture, Art (well, this is weird) and Queen Elizabeth II (we always suspected she was older than she looked).
During its life, Communication was one of the most fundamental skills for humans to acquire, in both its Oral and Written expressions (Zekeri & Baba, 2014). It was also able to shape the way humans think, through its linguistic variations (Boroditsky, 2017).
Other than that, it helped humans to define reality and to organize complex ideas and experiences into categories (Paynton & Hahn, 2018). Not only humans miss it, it is said to also affect animals as well, such as the allegedly lonely 52 Blue (Jamison, 2014).
Condolences could be expressed, but people tend to too be busy with their phones nowadays to do it.
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Disclaimer: This is a literary amusement, a joke. If you are offended by it, it doesn't mean you are right.
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References:
Boroditsky, L. (2017) How language shapes the way we think [Video file]. Retrieved from https://ed.ted.com/on/WzWvOfAY
Jamison, L. (2014) 52 Blue. The Atavist Magazine. Retrieved from https://magazine.atavist.com/52-blue
Paynton, S. T., Hahn, L. K. (2018). Functions of Verbal Communication [Article]. Retrieved from https://courses.lumenlearning.com/introductiontocommunication/chapter/functions-of-verbal-communication/
Zekeri, A. A., Baba, P. A. (2014). Evaluation of Skills Needed in College Education by Colleges of Agriculture Alumni from 1862 and 1890 Land Grant Universities in Alabama and Tennessee. College Student Journal, Vol. 48 (2), 322-324. 

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Ricardo Prins is a Software Engineer who thinks that technology is not the answer to all our problems.

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