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Table Talk
  1. What’s ironic about the suggestion to get a computer tabletop?
  2. What do you think the cartoonist is saying about life in the digital age? Do you agree?
  3. How do you think a family dinner scene might have looked 50 years ago, before cellphones and computers were ubiquitous?
  4. What are some advantages and disadvantages of being “connected” 24/7?
  5. Do you use your cellphone or tablet when you’re with your family or friends? If so, why?