As relevant to this morning's previous post, I had to pass on today's Doonesbury cartoon, having noted during my kid's New Year's visit how our conversations transitioned seamlessly from periods of actual talking to tapping on our iPhones and back to talking again, no requirement that one excuse oneself from actual talk, the accepted procedure was just to suddenly divert attention and start tapping on the new prosthetic device. This clearly is how the world of 20- and 30-somethings now works.
Sometimes for fun when someone starts tapping on their i-phone during a meeting I ostentatiously pull out a book and start reading, never mind the others in the meeting. Guaranteed to stop this new norm in its tracks. I call it "re-normalizing."ReplyDelete