This Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 photo shows a pedestrian walking while using a phone in New York. While smartphones and other electronic devices changed popular culture by offering an ability to always stay connected, it so swiftly turned into such a compelling need that a simple walk down the street is considered wasted time.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Monday, July 30th, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- You've seen them. On city streets, in suburban parking lots and in shopping centers, someone is strolling while talking on a phone, texting with head down, listening to music or playing a video game.