Why you should put that damned phone away

In the wise words of comedian Amy Poehler as she addressed young graduating Harvard University students last May:

“The answer to a lot of your life questions is often in someone else’s face.  Try putting your iPhones down every once in a while and look at people’s faces.”

I have a cellphone. Of course I do.  But at the risk of sounding like an old fuddy-duddy  – oops, too late! – the great technological divide between how my demographic uses our mobile devices and how people of my children’s generation do has me feeling cranky these days. Continue reading