Pierre Messerli sees so many people walking around clutching and caressing various handheld devices that he wants to call the devices iPaws.
When I mentioned this to Gary Hanauer, he said we should invent iPaws for animals to communicate with us humans.
Michael Shaw was shocked (SHOCKED!) to see three generations of a family (grandmother, mother, daughter) engrossed in their individual cell phones (and not interacting at all) while sitting for 30 minutes in the waiting room at Michael's doctor's office.
And Joyce Washnik adds, "Isn't that sad? I see this all the time. Even couples out to dinner, with one (or both) checking their phones. You can't even walk in the woods anymore without hearing someone's cell ring. I think we should invent an iPause movement as an antidote to being plugged in 24/7. It's time to take a break, people!"
John Maybury, Editor and Publisher