The Atlantic‘s James Fallows interviews Linda Stone:
The generation that has been tethered to devices serves as a cautionary example to the next generation, which may decide this is not a satisfying way to live. A couple years ago, after a fire in my house, I had a couple students coming to help me. One of them was Gen X and one was a Millennial. If the Gen Xerâ€™s phone rang or if she got a text, she would say â€œIâ€™m going to take this, Iâ€™ll be back in a minute.â€ With the Millennial, she would just text back â€œL8r.â€ When I talked to the Millennial about it, she said, â€œWhen Iâ€™m with someone, I want to be with that person.â€ I am reminded of this new thing theyâ€™re doing in Silicon Valley where everyone sticks their phone in the middle of the table, and whoever grabs their phone first has to treat to the meal.