Even a cursory look at Yahoo! Answers makes it clear that people don’t like asking questions if they think they’ll look ignorant.
Without getting too risqué – if you’re building a touch screen – you want that screen to be like a dude in a commercial about shaving. It’s the type where the razor company promises ‘the closest shave EVER’, with 17 blades and aloe strips. The end of those commercials is always the same: the closely shaved dude and whoever his love interest is cannot stop touching his face. Won’t stop.
Within society, the ubiquitousness of mobile devices is polarizing. For some, constant connectedness is a utopia. It’s made day-to-day tasks accessible and convenient in ways few people could have even predicted.