I was at the mall last weekend and saw a scraggly-haired teen engrossed in his PSP, oblivious to the circle of friends standing around him. Last night I saw the adult version. Out at a bar, with his friends, some guy pulled out his ipod, announced that he had every episode of Lost downloaded, flicked on an episode and quickly became entranced by the little screen. So I took a picture of him (I want to be bucky turco); he's the guy on the far left.
I think I'd have a conniption if one of my friends lapsed into this private entertainment, but none of the others around seemed to care. Maybe this sheds some light on the question of whether personal devices will slowly shrivel our communities...nope, we'll still get together but now we won't have to talk.
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Friday, February 17, 2006
Posted by salina at 2/17/2006 12:17:00 PM