The Times Are Changing, or Not

Today on the train, I was listening to an old lady.

Like a bad stereotype about old people, she was talking about how people hide behind technology and how they don’t have conversations.

She then reflected that back in the old days, people had magazines and papers.

But that where the stereotype ends.

She reflected that people would read the paper rather than talk, holding it out in front of them like a shield against human interaction.

She said “papers were the devices of the day”.

And even though she prefers paper books, the Kindle is so light and convenient that she has one. It’s gotten too good to ignore.

That made me smile.

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