Saturday, March 11, 2017

SXSW and the oddly unchanging art of waiting in line

If there’s one defining characteristic of SXSW, apart from the talks, drunken tech geeks, grackles and sore feet, it might be lines. SXSW is rife with lines: there are lines for talks, lines for experiences, lines for food, lines for coffee, even fucking lines for escalators. It’s enough to drive a sane person mad – except if you’re British, of course. Luckily, it’s only day 2 and most people here are civil. Plus, literally everyone owns a smartphone that offers an unlimited amount of distraction. If you’re not a tech hater or old person, you could see that distraction as…

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