“Saving the Lost Art of Conversation” by Megan Garber for The Atlantic

I vividly remember witnessing what Sherry Turkle describes as being “alone together” in her book, Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other (2011). I was in Seattle on business sitting in a restaurant. At the table next to me, six or seven twenty-somethings were all had their heads pointed toward their laps, tapping at their smartphones rather than interacting with one another, as they waited for their food to be served. Not healthy.