Emailing/Facebooking on the Street
A group of twenty-one people stand near the corner of West Broadway and Chambers with their luggage piled variously about them; we are a spectacle. However, I look around at the people and cars rushing past, uncountable, and realize that the most surprising thing is not our group, but the fact that such a group on a street corner in NYC causes no one to even turn their heads to wonder. Some of the students are talking, I see a student has pulled out his laptop and is online - on the street. I do the same and fire off an email to my Wabash faculty colleague and friend Warren Rosenberg, a New York native who will be jealous when he learns I’m at this corner, sending him an email message, in his city, and he is not. YES!
Prof. David Timmerman