Nathan Swartzendruber, on the aforementioned NYT piece:

It’s sweet, in a way. We should want to be together enough that we’re worried we’ll miss each other. Either by not showing up at the right place at the right time, or by being so distracted by our pocket computers that we don’t recognize who’s with us. But are we really so incapable of putting our phones away that we need a hurricane to do it for us?

Yes, we are so incapable. That hurts.