A couple of years ago I lectured to graduate students at a major university on career strategies and personal brand management. As the students entered the lecture hall, a significant number opened their laptops. I told my son who is a graduate student (SMU) that they thought enough of my lecture that they were taking notes. 

He laughed. Out loud. 

“Dad, they were surfing the web, looking at email, or on Facebook, and those that weren’t on their computers were probably texting on their phones.” 

Humbled by a lack of understanding of how connectivity has changed our lives and our attention spans.

© 2011 John Gregory Self

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