iPod - The downfall of communication...Discuss!
Ever take a moment to observe the number of people walking in a group, driving in a car and listening to an iPod?
These tend to be activities that used to be done in the company of others. Now with the prevalence of MP3 players there is a shift in communication dynamics - people are not sharing the same experience even if they're in the same physical space.
I'm pretty sure that the introduction of the original walkman was a god send for parents driving their kids around but, the relatively short battery life of a cassette player made it nearly impossible to go too long without joining in the conversation.