Day before yesterday Kojo and his guests discussed the issues surrounding the so-called, "real world" offline, versus being tethered too much to the web. Heaven knows I spend a lot of time on the web, so I’m not going to tell anyone what is right or wrong.
But it is interesting to make certain observations and judgments along these lines. For example, this photo shows Blue Jays fans reacting to a tater smash by their slugger Jose Bautista. The fan in the first row does seem to be disconnected from what is happening in front of him.
I dealt with this dilemma when the Space Shuttle Discovery flew past Old Town this past spring. On the first fly-by, I concentrated solely on getting photos. When it came back, I put my camera down and just took it all in. The latter was much better. (Of course, that was not a "connected" problem, but sort of the same thing).
By the way, the fan in the upper left of the photo (hat tip Deadspin) is Geddy Lee. As we have noted here many times, Lee is a lifelong baseball Jays fan and season-ticket holder. Geddy, who remembers the joy of '92 and '93, must be super-psyched to see his beloved team stacked with talent and odds on favorite to win the World Series.