The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Texting from the other side of the table

[Development of Wireless Telegraphy.  Scene in Hyde Park. 1906]

(Via Violet Impudence)

My dad has often lamented the scene he sees whenever he goes out to a restaurant. It is inevitable that a nearby table of two or more diners will all be sitting in rapt silence, staring into small lit screens of smart phones and not engaging in conversation at all. Or rather, conversation with the fellow diners—for all he knows, they could be communicating with others, maybe at other restaurants.

It's amusing to note that this isn't a modern phenomenon.

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[I'm wearing a goatee—I must be my evil twin brother.]

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