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The “pad” generation / la Generacion Pad

The “pad” generation / la Generacion Pad

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Saturday, January 8th

Travelling in the sky train in Bangkok I realized that the word a good friend of mine and I used to describe our impressions of Shanghai is applicable also here: Globalism…which means globally we are all the same..same brands, same trends, same cities… Yes. The train was packed and 90% of people had either an iphone, a Blackberry or a Nokia and were texting or listen to music or speaking!

But..consumerism has no limits. This morning, in our 8.30 am flight from Bangkok to Chian Rai, we were sitting behind and american family that was staying at our hotel. A family with three oversized teenagers. As soon as the plane took off and we were allowed to use electronic devices, the five of them: mom, dad, son1, son2, daughter, connected their own ipad to watch movies… 5 ipads!!! And of course with Senheiser earphones.. 5 !!!

That is about 3500 euros vs 100 that would have been the cost of 5 books…

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Sabado 8 de Enero.

Viajando en el metro aereo de Bangkok me di cuenta de que la palabra que usamos una amiga y yo para describir nuestras sensaciones en Shanghai se podia user prefectamente en Bangkok: “globalismo”…que significa que globalmente todos somos iguales, mismas marcas, mismas tendencias, mismas ciudades. Si, el tren iba hasta la bandera y el 90% de gente iban con su BlacBerry, iPhone o Nokia, escribiendo, hablando o escuchando musica.

Pero el consumismo no tiene limites. Esta mañana en el vuelo de las 8.30 de Bangkok a Chiang Rai, estabamos sentadas tras una familia americana que estaba en nuestro hotel, una familia con tres adolescentes con sobrepeso.Tan pronto como despegó el avión y se nos permitió el uso de aparatos electrónicos, los cinco (mama, papa, hijo 1, hijo 2, hija ) conectaron sus ipads para ver pelis… 5 ipads!!! Y porsupuesto auriculares Sennheiser.. 5!!!

Esos son unos 3500 euros..comparado con 100 euros que les hubiera costado 5 buenos libros…

Enviado desde dispositivo movil.Sent with a mobile device.

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