13 歲 Gregory的「iPhone 合約書」

13 歲 Gregory的「iPhone 合約書
親愛的 Gregory:

聖誕快樂!你現在是個驕傲的 iPhone 主人了。妙吧!十三歲的你是個負責的好孩子,這是你應得的。但是伴隨這份禮物而來的還有規則跟限制,詳情請閱讀以下的合約。我希望你明白我的責任就是將你撫養成為一個面面俱到、健康的年輕人,可以好好地與科技共存,而非被科技控制。違反下列條款將會導致你的 iPhone 所有權滅失。

  1. It is my phone. I bought it. I pay for it. I am loaning it to you. Aren't I the greatest?Advertisement. 
  2. 這是我的手機。這是我買的、我付錢的。我現在把它借給你,夠偉大了吧? 
  3. I will always know the password.
  4. 我知道密碼。
  5. If it rings, answer it. It is a phone. Say hello, use your manners. Do not ever ignore a phone call if the screen reads "Mom" or "Dad." Not ever.
  6. 如果它響了,接起來。它是一支手機,接起來之後說「你好」,要有禮貌。不可以忽視任何一通來電顯示為「老媽」或「老爸」的電話,永遠不准。
  7. Hand the phone to one of your parents promptly at 7:30 pm every school night and every weekend night at 9:00 pm It will be shut off for the night and turned on again at 7:30 am. If you would not make a call to someone's land line, wherein their parents may answer first, then do not call or text. Listen to those instincts and respect other families like we would like to be respected.
  8. 每天早上七點半、每個週末晚上九點,把手機交給你父母其中一人。它晚上必須關機,直到早上七點半再打開。如果你不想打電話去朋友家是因為不希望對方家長先接起來的話,那就別打,也別傳訊息。相信你的第一反應並且尊重別人的家庭,就像你希望自己也被尊重一樣。
  9. It does not go to school with you. Have a conversation with the people you text in person. It's a life skill. *Half days, field trips and after school activities will require special consideration.
  10.  它不能跟你一起上學。跟那些你傳訊息給他的人好好地面對面說話,這是一種生存技能。(註:半天課的時候、校外教學或課後活動等情形將會納入特別考量。)
  11. If it falls into the toilet, smashes on the ground, or vanishes into thin air, you are responsible for the replacement costs or repairs. Mow a lawn, babysit, stash some birthday money. It will happen, you should be prepared.
  12. 如果它掉到馬桶裡、掉到地上或是憑空消失,你有責任負擔維修或是更換的費用。去割草、當保姆帶小孩或是用你的私房錢來應付。這很有可能發生喔,請做好準備。
  13. Do not use this technology to lie, fool, or deceive another human being. Do not involve yourself in conversations that are hurtful to others. Be a good friend first or stay the hell out of the crossfire.
  14. 不要用這個科技來撒謊、惡搞或是詐騙別人。不要跟那些傷人的話語有所牽扯,當個好朋友,或是遠離那些爭吵。
  15. Do not text, email, or say anything through this device you would not say in person.
  16. 不要透過這個裝置用簡訊、E-mail 或其他方式對別人說你無法親自說出口的話。
  17. Do not text, email, or say anything to someone that you would not say out loud with their parents in the room. Censor yourself.
  18. 不要透過這個裝置用簡訊、E-mail 或其他方式對別人說出如果對方父母在場你就不敢說的話。管好自己。
  19. No porn. Search the web for information you would openly share with me. If you have a question about anything, ask a person -- preferably me or your father.
  20. 色情被禁止。只准搜尋你會與我分享的資訊。如果你對任何事情有疑問的話,可以問人,最好是我或者你老爸。
  21. Turn it off, silence it, put it away in public. Especially in a restaurant, at the movies, or while speaking with another human being. You are not a rude person; do not allow the iPhone to change that.
  22. 在公共場所要關機或是靜音,把它收好。特別是在餐廳、電影院或跟其他人講話的時候。你並非粗野的人,不要讓 iPhone 改變這一點。
  23. Do not send or receive pictures of your private parts or anyone else's private parts. Don't laugh. Someday you will be tempted to do this despite your high intelligence. It is risky and could ruin your teenage/college/adult life. It is always a bad idea. Cyberspace is vast and more powerful than you. And it is hard to make anything of this magnitude disappear - including a bad reputation.
  24. 不要傳送或是接收任何你或他人私密部位的照片。別笑,儘管你很聰明,但有一天你會想這樣做。這非常危險而且可能會毀掉你的青年/大學/成人生活。這永遠是個爛主意。網路空間的威力之大遠超過你所能及,而且難以將那些傷疤從中抹除——包括你的惡名。
  25. Don't take a zillion pictures and videos. There is no need to document everything. Live your experiences. They will be stored in your memory for eternity.
  26. 別拍一大堆照片和影片。沒必要記錄每一件事。好好地過你的人生,那些經驗會永遠存在於你的腦海之中。
  27. Leave your phone home sometimes and feel safe and secure in that decision. It is not alive or an extension of you. Learn to live without it. Be bigger and more powerful than FOMO (fear of missing out).
  28. 偶爾把你的手機留在家裡,並且試著在這種情況下保持安全感。它不是活的,也不是你身體的一部分。學著過沒有它的日子。要戰勝 FOMO - 害怕錯過任何事。
  29. Download music that is new or classic or different than the millions of your peers that listen to the same exact stuff. Your generation has access to music like never before in history. Take advantage of that gift. Expand your horizons.
  30. 下載新的音樂、經典歌曲,或是不同於你同儕所聆聽的那些音樂,你們是有史以來最容易接觸音樂的世代,好好運用這個優勢拓展你的視野。
  31. Play a game with words or puzzles or brain teasers every now and then.
  32. 不時地玩一下字謎、拼圖或益智遊戲。
  33. Keep your eyes up. See the world happening around you. Stare out a window. Listen to the birds. Take a walk. Talk to a stranger. Wonder without googling.
  34. 睜大你的眼睛。看看這個世界、你的周遭所發生的事。看看窗外、聽聽鳥鳴、走一段路,跟陌生人講講話。發揮想像力,別靠搜尋
  35. You will mess up. I will take away your phone. We will sit down and talk about it. We will start over again. You and I, we are always learning. I am on your team. We are in this together.
  36. 你終究會搞砸,我會沒收你的 iPhone,然後我們會坐下來好好地談談。我們會從頭開始,你跟我,我們永遠都在學習中。我跟你是一隊的,有問題一起解決。
我希望你能同意這些條件。他們大部分不僅適用於 iPhone,還有你的人生。你成長於一個變化之快前所未有的世界,這非常迷人、令人興奮。一旦你有機會,保持簡單。相信你那凌駕於任何機器,強大而堅韌的心智。我愛你,希望你會喜歡那部超棒的 iPhone。聖誕快樂!


以前小朋友會要機器人、娃娃、收音機、隨身聽、CD Player、相機,現在,只要一隻要價不斐的智慧型手機就等與所有!要如何適應這個科技世代的變遷呢?相信約法三章是絕對不夠的!




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