It’s become normal. Depressingly normal.
Walk down any street in any downtown and you’ll see them pouring out of office buildings, all with the requisite uniform.
No, not just the backpack and the smug grin. There’s also the AirPods, dangling from their ears.
Last year, I pleaded with all those AirPod-wearing beasts of modernity to consider whether having a personal soundtrack all day — and night — was really the best way to live.
It wasn’t just rude when, say, a store clerk was talking to you while wearing a single AirPod. It’s that they really do look sillier than John Cleese’s walks.
It’s taken a while, but I’ve found some hope.
It seems that some AirPodists have realized there’s a time and a place for everything.
I base my joy on a survey of 1,010 Americans, almost 60% of whom were millennials. The survey was performed by event ticket site TickPick.
The core of the research was to discover the…