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Texting disrupts our conversation, but we are still figuring out the new rules

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As I watch people text in public — head down, earplugs in, oblivious but still shuffling forward a la “The Walking Dead” — I can’t help but wonder when we’ll see a news story about one of them strolling into traffic and being run over. How did we get so hooked? Texting is one of those habits that came so quickly to our society that everything from schools to hospitals to state capitals — institutions ...


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