I have this vision of nerds everywhere staggering around the city with big slates in front of their faces only seeing the world through shared web tablet camera experiences. I’m guilty of looking something like this in public myself, even hoisting a tablet onto my shoulder boombox-style to make skype calls. And that’s a part of why this picture (taken at GoogleIO) made me laugh.
Like everything old is new again.
While the world becomes a smaller place in this new reality, the tablets in front of us sometimes prevent us from seeing the person-ality beyond that solid little rectangle… yet right in front of you.