I think smart phones are really awesome.  They are great for keeping you productive while on the go and for preventing a bad case of boredom.  However, there does seem to be at least one side-effect.  Sometimes I’ll see people hanging out together, except…that they are each preoccupied with their cell phone.  It’s like they’re spending some quality time together while completely ignoring each other!  It’s actually kind of funny.  Now, I won’t say I’m not guilty of getting distracted by my phone while I’m hanging out with friends.  But, I try to keep it in check.