There's a posting on the "Conversation Starter" blog of the Harvard Business School online entitled "The Corrosive Blackberry". In complaining about people not paying attention, it's eerily reminiscent of the discussions about laptops/internet in classrooms that we've been having.
Here's a quote:
"Recently a member of the rock 'n' roll band Arcade Fire complained that it's hard to interact with fans because often they are more focused on preserving the moment via a mobile-phone photo than experiencing it in real time. Face-to-face interaction has... fallen victim to 'virtuality'."
So now we have a member of a rock ‘n’ roll band sounding a lot like... a law professor?