When you think of the Great Depression, you always think about those images of those poor Okies getting thrown off their land and into John Steinback novels or all those men in suits in line at a food kitchen waiting for food. So what images will we think of when we consider the current economic calamity? How about this-- middle aged male pacing in the patio of a coffee shop in the middle of the afternoon, talking business on an ear piece attached to his iPhone. Or the guy at the unemployment office on hold with the unemployment people, typing away on his blackberry.
Or me, surfing the web on a bus on the way to an interview.