Cellphones have dug their electronic tendrils deep into all of our brains. The devices are programmed to ding and buzz all the time and keep our attention. A world of information is always right there in your pocket, and the temptation is so great to constantly look at it is almost impossible to resist.
The idea of a sportsplex in Columbia isn’t new. It was brought up at a 1997 Chamber of Commerce forum as a way to “enhance the quality of life outside of the workplace,” according to an editorial published in this newspaper at the time.