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It’s not funny, how we don’t talk any more

27th March, 2016
Communication breakdown? Despite spending more and more time on our phones, we talk less and less

H ave you seen the Amy Schumer film Trainwreck? There’s a scene in the 2015 romantic comedy where she’s taken by surprise when her date from the previous evening – a sports doctor called Aaron, played by Bill Hader, who she really likes – calls her at work in her flashy New York office.

“You butt-dialed me,” Schumer says, when she picks up, prepared to be forgiving. “No,” Aaron says. “I was...

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