Chanhassen students conduct experiment on turning off cellphones

  • Article by: Kim McGuire , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 17, 2013 - 2:59 PM

When Chanhassen student researchers asked diners to forgo cellphone use during their evening out, interesting things happened.

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heckyousayDec. 18, 13 6:11 AM

Great idea, and as the article mentions, it's not just the kids spending too much time connected. I've always tried to put my phone away when dining with others for exactly this reason, however I find myself reaching for it so I have something to do while all my dinner partners have their noses buried in the digital world.

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true gritDec. 18, 13 9:16 AM

Good to see that these kids realize cell phones etc. are screwing up the art of conversation. I am getting tired of hearing one side of some load mouth's conversation blaring across any public area.

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stupid03Dec. 23, 13 2:00 PM

Wow, I just can't believe that people have become so self-absorbed that this was really needed. I could easily give up the cell-phone if I had dinner companions. How rude to give attention to the phone instead of the people you're actually with. I'm glad people had a positive outcome for it.

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mylittleidDec. 23, 13 6:59 PM

Hang up and talk!

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showtime11Dec. 23, 13 7:33 PM

Anyone remember the good old days? Like 1995, when you could go on vacation without being expected to work, returning emails, calls, etc. Cell phones and internet have not made my life better at all. I'm confident it will lead to our demise. Look at the current problems at target!

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