When SocMo is FOCUSED on texting, bad things always happen to him.
I heard some science guys explain how multi-tasking is an illusion. We think we can do many things at once, but our brain can only focus on one thing at a time. It has to jump back and forth. This is very obvious to me when I try to read something in the paper while watching TV. When I read a headline, I totally miss what is being said on TV. And when I am listening to what is said on TV, I can't read the paper. Duh. The little old brain can't do both at the same time.
Just about every time I am annoyed by someone's driving... they sit at a green light too long, or drive reeeeeally slowly, I notice that they are using a phone. I know everyone thinks they can talk and drive at the same time, but I think we should really be FOCUSED on guiding that mass of steel we are propelling along the highway. Drive now... talk later.
OK... I'll get down from my soapbox now... I gotta pull a friend out of a manhole...