I love it when new kinds of social behaviour emerge.
Do you know the Vermeer painting of a woman reading a letter by a window?
Well now we have people standing by the window to maximise the signal strength on their phones.
It’s kind of the modern equivalent of taking advantage of the light streaming in through the window.
The main reason for this article though is to point out the behaviour brought in by the new electronic signs at bus stops here in Edinburgh.
The system picks up the real-time progress of the buses and displays it on boards about eight or nine feet above the ground.
The problem is that the bus shelters hide the boards.
So now in an attempt to read the boards we have a lot of ducking of heads, tentative walking past the people in the queue, sideways shimmies, and the occasional bending at the waist or knees.