That's a positive twist for sure and I agree 100%. I take it personally if someone hasn't turned off their cell on a date. Bah-Bye!
I wish more people took this approach.
It's difficult today to be alone with someone, as everyone is carrying 75 people in his/her pocket or purse .
'Technology' has not increased communication - it has merely increased superficial, meaningless communication. It encourages it, in fact - text messages, facebook, twitter, even E mail is all used to just bounce of the surface of everyone/everything. It effectively discourages profound relations.
Profound, meaningful communication is today considered 'too much effort'. Hell, even E mail is becoming obsolete, because texting and facebook and twitter, etc. are more 'convenient'. But there is no meaningful or profound communication performed via the latter means.
People don't relate with each other anymore. It has become, at best, 'my machine communicating with your machine'...
Not to mention that technology also provides infinite superficial distractions, which distract us from truly important things.
And cellphones are far more symbols of status than they are true tools of communication.
As Henry Thoreau observed...
"Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end... We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate."