Dick Staub has this post over at his website. Some excerpts…

I cringe very time I see a mom or dad driving along while talking on a cell phone instead of conversing with their kid(s) sitting silently next to them in the car.

When we talk on the cell phone or watch TV we are connecting, but when it replaces talking with people in-person I think we are also disconnecting at a deeply human level.

I think some of our societal malaise and nagging loneliness is due to our failure to connect with real people in-person while replacing it with a connection to people who aren�t in the room.

It is not good for humans to be alone.