No smartphones symbol.
Traditionally ‘no phone’ signs have meant no phone calls, but there’s a new predominant cultural use of phones, which is poking at the internet through touch screens. We should be able to address this behaviour too if we need to, in cinemas or theatres for example.
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Just because you aren’t actively on the phone doesn’t mean your face being buried in a glowing screen all evening isn’t an asshole move. But, it’s also how we live these days. A reflection on the power we get from the rectangle of glass that have become ubiquitous in our culture. Nearly all daily tasks can now include the step “remove phone from pocket”.