(1) The act of opting to center one's attention on a computer, PDA, phone, or alternative source of digital media while in the company of others resulting in self-exclusionary behaviors
(2) Ineffective and inefficient multi-tasking, resulting in an unequal division of ones attention among one's company and gadgetry
(3) Self-imposed isolation resulting from an inability to detach oneself from ubiquitous digital temptations
Rather than spending time engaging in conversation with the rest of the family, Sigmund sat in the corner playing solitaire on his laptop. He continued to do so, until his antisocial computing was interrupted by an incoming text message he proceeded to read aloud, derailing the ongoing discussion from the sidelines...