Whenever a new modern thesis comes along -- especially one with technology at its heart -- I tend to brace myself.
We already know that technology has turned us into superficial, lazy worms who believe that our whole lives can be enacted through fingers and screens. Now along comes The New York Times to reveal that our smartphones have turned us into "ill-mannered flakes."
How has this occurred? Well, our little iPhones and Galaxy S3s offer us the perfect means to get out of social engagements.
They make it easier for us to text "Sorry, my bunion has grown an inch. I can't walk," hit send, and then waddle along to the nearest bar to gawk at a large television or a luscious barperson.… Read more