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09/06/2017

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Mark Jackson

We were visiting our oldest and family in Beverly MA over Labor Day weekend and the cable service in our motel room (their TV is only for DVD/VCR) was from Xfinity. They're airing a commercial in which Mom ends family individual screen time for dinner by using a smartphone app that shuts off the house WiFi. In the commercial everyone blinks and then happily plunges into conversation - as opposed to real life, where the devices will seamlessly switch over to metered cellular data service (which Xfinity also sells, of course).

Chakolate

There is another time when people leave their screens and sit together and play cards or chat: blackouts.

Whenever there's a blackout on my block, I take a rechargeable light to my porch, and half the neighborhood comes by to play cards.

As soon as the lights go back on, though, everybody scatters.

Chakolate

Oh, and thanks for the Gray Flannel Suit mention. I've requested it from the library.

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