The first paragraph especially amuses me, since I notice something similar every Friday evening at dinner. Being practicing Orthodox Jews, my husband and I observe The Sabbath on Friday nights and Saturdays. During weeknight dinners, we’ll often google things that come up in conversation— but not on Friday nights! It’s kind of fun watching a bunch of our friends uncomfortably fidget at the dinner table when they want to check a debated fact, but can’t pick up their iPhones to google it. I guess we have the credit for keeping the hardbound encyclopedia in business (except that none of us own any…)!
The Dilemma of Being a Cyborg happened to be a very interesting NYTimes article (written by Carina Chocano), but I never would have read it had it not been for the Tom Gauld illustration that adorned the link in the NYTimes app. Tom Gauld is one of my comics heroes and the illustration associated with this article shows the true brilliance of his work.
(In case I didn’t make it clear, the article is worth a read as well.)