How the iPhone Ruins Walking

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My father-in-law used to like to come into the City to take pictures of people’s faces. He doesn’t come in much any more. Everyone is looking down at their phones.

This raises a critical point: the loss of random encounters that are the basis of being what the French call a flâneur. What is a flâneur and where did this kind of person come…

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Paul Greenberg

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New York Times bestselling author of Four Fish as well as The Climate Diet and Goodbye Phone, Hello World paulgreenberg.org