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For the "would be funny if it weren't scary" file:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The man drew the gun several times on the crowded San Francisco commuter train, with surveillance video showing him pointing it across the aisle without anyone noticing and then putting it back against his side, according to authorities.

The other passengers were so absorbed in their phones and tablets they didn't notice the gunman until he randomly shot and killed a university student, authorities said.

I think we should have a "day without devices" just so we can remember what it's like to actually pay attention to our surroundings in the here and now. I noticed on my recent vacation just how bad it has become. People are on those damn things all the time, no matter what else they are doing (or supposed to be doing). I think if Jesus came back, he could walk on water and do backflips down Main Street and no one would pay the slightest attention.