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November 25, 2013

One More Commentary on the Cell Phone

Trolling the photo galleries, this number loomed particularly large yesterday. Of course, anything could be happening here. Still, what makes it a money shot is that it feels like one more commentary on the consuming influence of the cell phone.

…With an eco-awareness twist.

(photo: Sutanta Aditya/AFP/Getty Images. caption: A man uses his mobile phone as Mount Sinabung continues to erupt, with hot smoke spewing from the volcano, in the Karo district on the north of Indonesia’s Sumatra island on November 18, 2013. Officials said a week ago at more than 5,000 people had fled their homes since the volcano erupted early this month.)

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