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The End of Boorish Intrusion

(This is a copy of my Loose Wire Sevice column, produced for newspapers and other print publications.) By Jeremy Wagstaff One of the ironies about this new era of communications is that we’re a lot less communicative than we used to be. Cellphones, laptops, iPhones, netbooks, smartphones, tablets, all put us in touching distance of each other. And yet, perversely, we use them as barriers to keep each other out. Take the cellphone for example. Previously, not receiving a phone call was not really an option. The phone would ring from down the hall, echoing through the corridors until dusty lights would go on, andContinue readingThe End of Boorish Intrusion

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