21 March 2010

Comic book readers, 1947

When I saw this photo, I was immediately reminded of the current generation of young people who text while walking.

Photo credit: the Monroe Gallery, via (OVO).


  1. Each of these kids appear to be both standing (or sitting) still and concentrating on what they are doing to the exclusion of all other activities. No multi-tasking here.

  2. Good job they are not driving!

  3. They at least look paused (if not posed).

    I once saw a fellow commuter with a newspaper spread over the steering wheel, a cereal bowl balanced in front of them and talking on their phone....


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