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Simon Collins

Simon Collins

8 May 2020

11:00 PM

8 May 2020

11:00 PM

People who shout and gesticulate while walking unaccompanied though city centres used to be called nutters. But we now have a less pejorative term for such behaviour: we call it Bluetooth. Sophisticated societies tend to not rush to acknowledge such a phenomenon as the ‘new normal’. But when subjected to the seismic disruption of a global pandemic, mores which have remained immutable for generations can gain obsolescence faster than last year’s smartphone.

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