People were saying the same thing about …

People were saying the same thing about the Sony Walkman back in the 1980s; I remember reading the editorials. And I ignored them, as I walked quite happily around campus with my headphones on. Frankly, I was always happy about the fact that it freed me from the social obligation to engage in pointless small talk. Missing out on “random conversations with strangers” is a feature, not a bug.

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