BY2k - True Interconnectedness
K-REV Radio Announcer
K-REV Radio Interviewer Ann
Dr. Frank Hamilton
K-REV Christian Radio announces a new interview with Dr. Frank
Hamilton, who wrote a book entitled BY2K.
(K-REV Announcer Brandon is seated at an angled
table, stage-left a with a microphone on the table.
Seated at a second angled table, stage right is KREV’s Interviewer,
Ann. Sitting next to Ann is
Dr. Frank Hamilton. Brandon,
Ann and Dr. Frank all have large headphones covering their ears.)
You’re listening to the All-new Digital
Family-friendly Christian Radio Network K-REV.
And today we have a special
treat—our very own KREV’s in depth interviewer Ann. Are you ready?
effect: clapping and cheers)
We are ready!
Good morning Brandon.
God’s morning to you too!
Whatcha got for our KREV listeners today?
We have Dr. Frank Hamilton here from JesuSaves
Awesome – this already sounds intriguing!
It really is intriguing—I like that word.
We’re here to talk about Dr. Frank Hamilton’s new book, entitled
BY2K. Good Morning, Frank.
I’m excited to be here.
Thanks for stopping by today to talk about
your intriguing new book.
Right off the bat, I have a question:
What does BY2K mean and why did you choose that as the title?
BY2K means Before the Year 2000.
The subtitle of my book is, Why we need to remember before we were
all interconnected. Before the Year 2000, it was literally a different
era: the internet was in its
infancy; “broadband” and “wireless” internet connections were just an
engineer’s dream; cellular technology was just basic, at best—no TXTing
and definitely no internet.
Cell phones in the 1990s were literally “mobile phones”,
in other words they were just used for actual speaking on the phone
with an individual and voicemail.
What was the second part of your question?
Why did you choose BY2K as the title?
Yes, yes—thank you. I see this trend
happening where communication with our neighbor is becoming completely
text-oriented and digital. The
art of getting away from the electronic device in our hands and on our
laps and walking over and talking to our neighbor is being lost with every
How do you see this technological change
I see it as a fundamental change in societal
behavior; social networks BY2K
used to be going to church or hanging out at the mall—this new era has us
networking online, communicating behind the dark shroud of anonymity:
we can literally be anything or anyone we want
to be while communicating online.
It’s a new era—it’s a new world.
You mentioned when I first contacted you about
the book that this book is personal for you. Why?
Why is it personal?
What motivated me personally was my
day-to-day observation of my own teenage daughter; how she interacted with
her peers via TXTing and on-line; and then how she interacted with some of
those same friends in person.
In her words, the personal interactions were “awkward”—amazingly the teens
oftentimes did not know how to act with each other in person, and didn’t
“know what to say.” So, I
wrote this book to warn families of the dangers of the internet; and to
remember how things were before the Year 2000, and how they could be
again: to learn the art of personal communication. See, the
true interconnectedness is
found in the body of Christ.
When did The Tragedy happen, as you refer to it in your book?
When my daughter turned 14,
something changed. She
began interacting with strangers on-line, much like she did with her
teenage friends; only this time her teenage feelings and crushes were
directed to whom she was deceived into thinking were other teens like
herself. To make a long story
short—you can read the details in my book—my daughter was lured into
meeting an older man where he… (Dr. Frank stops talking, overcome by
emotion) I am so sorry, The Tragedy is still so overwhelmingly fresh in my
mind—I miss my daughter so, so much…
(reaches over and places her hand on Dr.
Frank’s shoulder) Oh, Dr.
Frank, all of us at KREV have been praying for you and your family during
this time of your loss.
no idea how much that means to
me and my family…
--bro. tim pickl
Sunday February 6, 2011 A.D.
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