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This is a scene I see far too often around campus. I’ve seen students fall down stairs, nearly flip over bike racks, and even walk right into a moving bicycle. Seemingly unfazed, they dust themselves off and keep on their way, head down, thumbs moving in a blur. If you can’t walk and text, what on earth makes you think driving and texting is a smart move?

Of course they make an app even for this. It uses your phone’s camera so you can see where you are going while you’re typing. Really? I think we’re missing the bigger issue here. If I could find a way to keep students as focused in class as they are while texting, I think I’d be a very rich man.