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PINs, passwords and a feeling of high-tech disconnect
PINs, passwords and a feeling of high-tech disconnect

With a few exceptions over the last 2,000 years or so, humans have been in general agreement that they did not want to become their parents. But I'm on the brink of having it happen to me, whether I like it or not. It's hard to identify a single event that made me feel as though the world is passing me by. There are so many to choose from. Let's take Father's Day, for instance. I was dining with my family at a Manhattan Beach restaurant, with a spectacular ocean view, when I noticed that a cad at a nearby table was completely ignoring both his child and the Pacific Ocean. His head was down through the entire meal, gaze fixed on an electronic gadget, and I know what...

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