A blogger quotes a tweet: “Gen-Y-ers asked if they preferred 25 minute drive, or 50 min. bus-ride, WITH WIFI. 80% chose latter. 80% of Boomers chose car.”
I can't find the poll that actually reports those results, but let's assume it's true. The problem with the poll is the arbitrary amount of time spent. In reality rather than double the time for the bus ride it could easily be quadruple. And there's the walk to and from the bus stop. And there's the bus schedule over which the rider has no control.
The blogger is highlighting a generational divide over the use of time and the meaning of freedom. And that's a good point. Texting, sexting and web surfing are luxuries for some and a necessity for others. And perhaps for those who can't quit it's better that they're doing it on the bus rather than while driving.