Lastly, phones have made us rude. I can't count how many times I'm in a conversation with someone and I check my phone in the middle of their conversation. That isn't fair to the person I'm talking to, and once again, that's something I try not to do, no matter how much I want to check that latest message.
Like all technology, phones will become better, cheaper and be even more entrenched in our daily lives. Hopefully that doesn't mean we become even more of a slave to our phones. Because there's still nothing better than a face-to-face conversation with an actual human being.
Scott Levine is the Clinton Herald's associate editor.