Daily Archives: November 25, 2014

** A Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel

A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention is the story of a young man who killed two scientists in Utah by driving while texting, at a time when it was not entirely known that texting could be so dangerous (and indeed it was not illegal to do so, at least in Utah where the accident took place). The story, told by a journalist, is a little too breathless for my taste, and the heavy  emphasis on the driver’s subsequent transformation into a no-texting advocate also lacks subtlety, but the mechanics of the investigation are interesting.

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