I have long been fascinated, and amused, by the growing connection by humans to electronic devices. I am particularly interested in how their immediacy/urgency takes them out of the present moment and has them do things like swerve all over the road, interrupt conversations, bump into things, ignore others and more. I am also more and more intrigued by our apparent addiction to these devices. I will never forget Thanksgiving evening when I was visiting with friends for dessert and one of their daughters felt compelled to disengage from the company and conversation in order to take pictures of the desserts with her smartphone and post them on Facebook and Twitter. Apparently intimate gatherings were second fiddle to sharing the moment with her thousands of adoring fans anxiously awaiting an update on her Thanksgiving dessert in the social media world. I have written a few short pieces on my observations below, if anyone is interested.
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