It’s obvious. It’s everywhere. And, yes, it’s sometimes rude. People who own Smartphones constantly pull them out of their pockets to send text messages, check email, read the news, and catch up with their family and friends on social media…even ignoring the family and friends who are there in front of them (I am totally guilty of this). In places where strangers are sitting and waiting, like doctors’ offices and airport terminals, the Smartphone viewing reflex prevails where traditional reading materials like newspapers, books, and magazines once reigned as the media of choice.