"During lectures, they answer their cell phones, text message their friends and play games on their laptop computers.
Are college students really that rude?
Yes, says Delaney Kirk, a professor of management at Drake University in Des Moines.
But, she adds, it's not their fault.
"It's the same behavior we're seeing in the rest of society," Kirk says. "There's a general lack of social skills."
A lack of social skills. I guess that is expected when socializing with others is slowly diminishing in the society. A few examples: MP3 players, Cell Phones, Digital TV, Internet. None of these are bad things when used properly, but when students have withdrawal symptoms from their cellphones after a couple of hours, that is a problem. It is called addiction. Don't believe me? Walk on to any college campus and watch as any class empties. You will see students go right for their cell phone and MP3 player because they can't deal with themselves for the 3 minute walk to their next class. In other words students now socialize on a very limited bases in a very limited way. I don't see my neighbor face-to-face.