You can always tell when a social trend is irritating the elites - you start seeing stuff like this in the Time style pages or the magazine section:
"Connectivity is poverty" was how a friend of mine summarized Sterling's bold theme. Only the poor - defined broadly as those without better options - are obsessed with their connections. Anyone with a strong soul or a fat wallet turns his ringer off for good and cultivates private gardens that keep the hectic Web far away. The man of leisure, Sterling suggested, savors solitude, or intimacy with friends, presumably surrounded by books and film and paintings and wine and vinyl - original things that stay where they are and cannot be copied and corrupted and shot around the globe with a few clicks of a keyboard.
Loosely translated - "How dare the non-rich engage in anytime communications. That used to be the preserve of the wealthy!"
Virginia Heffernan needs to get over herself....