Summary: Short article basically speaking to how culture is transmitted, with an underpinning comment about how ubiquitous technology trumps real life relationships, even in small ways, such as real-life people's names.

"I've become slow to respond to my name in public spaces for fear I'll turn and smile at a stranger scowling into their phone. In protest, I've never used the feature and forbade my parents from using it on their iPhones.

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"OMG, Siri like the iPhone," should be engraved on my tombstone.

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At worst, people air their grievances against Apple to me."

Source: http://www.theage.com.au/technology/techno...