They’re Psychotic Zombies: “[At Atlas,] laptops had colonized every flat surface. No one uttered a word; people just stared into screens, expressionless. It felt like that moment in a horror movie when the innocent couple stumbles into a house filled with hibernating zombies, and they listen, in terror, as the floorboard creaks … Silence is golden … There’s a code.”
They’re Really Just Emotionally Repressed: “Most are in their 20s, 30s or early 40s, split evenly between men and women. The dress is casual, with both sexes wearing T-shirts, sweaters and jeans. Most Laptopistanis work alone. Socially, Laptopistan is a conservative society; outward displays of emotion are frowned upon. Most people hide behind their screens.”
(photos: Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times)
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