SHERRY TURKLE, THE NEW YORK TIMES:
"Studies of conversation both in the laboratory and in natural settings show that when two people are talking, the mere presence of a phone on a table between them or in the periphery of their vision changes both what they talk about and the degree of connection they feel. People keep the conversation on topics where they won’t mind being interrupted. They don’t feel as invested in each other. Even a silent phone disconnects us."
From now on, I promise to keep my iPhone out of sight when conversing with someone. Read more, here.