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Roofer to writer: Put down that Crackberry, I’m talking to you

Posted By Tom Jackson On April 16, 2009 @ 11:11 am In Construction News | No Comments

When New Yorker writer George Packard happened to strike up a conversation with a New York City roofer [1]he got an earful about how addicted people have become to modern communication devices. Killer quote:

“This was a completely new phenomenon in the roofer’s world: a mass upper class that was so immersed in symbolic and digital cerebration that it had become incapable of carrying out the most ordinary functions—had become, in effect, like small children with Asperger’s symptoms.”


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[1] a conversation with a New York City roofer : http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/georgepacker/2009/04/the-view-from-a.html

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