Comment on Please No Tech at the Dinner Table by Ravali Reddy

This is behavior that I find infuriating but hypocritically engage in. What do you think the etiquette for technology use at dinner and other social engagements should be? Are there moments where one is allowed to pull out his/her phone? Should phones be left at home? One interesting solution that I’ve heard of is everyone putting his or her phone in the middle of the table for the duration of dinner, so that there’s no risk of someone pulling out their phone and trying to use it under the table while zoning out of the conversation. What are your thoughts on that?