Texting at funerals OK by Stephen Colbert

January 24, 2011
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“You don’t live for your communications with technology, you live for your communications with people,” Sherry Turkle, MIT professor and author, told Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night’s episode of “The Colbert Report.”

Promoting her new book “Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other” (Basic Books, $28.95), Turkle gamely faced Colbert’s devil’s advocacy, telling him, “we need to put technology in its place.”

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In in an age when parents obsess on their Facebook profiles rather than engaging their children at the breakfast table and texting pedestrians are toppling into shopping mall fountains, Prof. Turkle makes a variety of valid points.

Colbert — who quipped that he’s cool with texting at funerals and countered, “without the latest iPhone, what is there to live for?” — was way funnier.

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