...people at coffee shops used to actually talk to each other? Or read books and magazines?

The place I'm at (granted, it's a hip little place in a hip little college town) right now, every single person is on a laptop. Every single one. Yes, including me. It's silent like a library. Oh, except for one guy who is talking very loudly about wanting to travel to Asia.

There are even several plush sofas that are sitting there completely empty! Because people need to plug in. This would never have happened *back in my day*.

Get off my lawn, kids.