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Last night at a bookstore in Bethesda, Maryland, a group of five actors, cast members of a soap opera on American television, were hosting a book signing event. Two of the actors were good friends from Hollywood, California, and we felt the moral obligation to be present... failing to anticipate that hundreds of others would also be there. This is just a snapshot with an iPhone, but it captures a common aspect of a contemporary phenomenon: smartphones have made photographers of us all. These people, addicted to daytime television, were just taking photos of their own family members. I could hear discourse around me about memories of earlier actors, the unfolding drama in the show, and predictions about future drama.

I count nine smartphones, plus my own. This may be a good candidate for the group theme, Mobile Phones.

PS Following Brenda Elaine's advice, in accompanying ws, I cropped the image a little tighter. There are eight smartphone are visible, instead of nine.

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