Comic: If you talk to me while I'm using my iPhone, who's the rude one?

Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: Who's more rude– the person on their phone or the person trying to start a conversation?

tch! i cant wait for the apple watch to cure smartphone rudeness

its still rude to look at your watch while talking to someone.

yes, but it is rude in a classy way.

Rich Stevens

Pixel lover and cartoonist. Still have my original Apple IIgs. See more at or follow him on Twitter @rstevens.

  • You Joke, Rich, but this will be every meeting and meal everywhere!
  • As a smartwatch user, it doesn't even seem that rude. You generally don't get something you need to interact with in such situations. You just glance down, see it can be taken care of later and pay attention. You don't feel your phone vibrate and wonder if it was something important. "I'm da Blur boys!" - Me with 1200 ping. Fiber in Nashville? Save me based Google.
  • Not when I'm around! I intend to strap one backwards to my eye and use it as an eye patch because then if someone asks what happened to my eye, THEY are the rude one.