I’ll concede the privacy point in a lim…

I’ll concede the privacy point in a limited context. When I was with the previously-cited friend and we went to pick up the previously-cited step-brother and the previously-uncited step-father from the airport (whence they returned from a week at a Boy Scout camp in the Rockies) he spent the half hour drive home text messaging nearly non-stop. Presumable discretion was paramount.

At the risk of extrapolating too much from an anecdotal case, it’s also worth noting that he reportedly will spend hours in his room engaged likewise.

Perhaps I’m just witness to an outlier, however.