The poor shlemiel/shlimazel/shlub whose cellphone was heard round the world this week graciously spoke with Daniel Wakin in the Times today, and revealed what is already fairly obvious: he really didn’t mean it. And who knew that iPhones still bleep when you silence them? As if you needed another reason to not entirely love Apple.
So direct your ire to the technology programmed to interrupt all human activity, and let poor patron X – sleepless these past two nights, he says – at peace. I hope the takeaway from this experience is how much we love live performance, not just fighting about etiquette.