Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The thumb

Mobile phones are beginning to run our lives, writes Ben Wyld."They have grown up in an era of constant contact.Technology is a necessity and not a luxury."But that rapid and comprehensive uptake has had an impact on our working and personal lives. For employees, the technology provides the flexibility to work away from conventional workplaces.Punctuality is no longer a problem,as meeting times can be shifted with a brief call or text message.Dinners or dates also can be arranged - and postponed - on the run and at short notice.Mobile phones give us better access to family, friends, lovers and colleagues than ever before,but we can also avoid or "screen" who we talk to and when.However, having access to technology that enables instant communication also has its pitfalls...."

[under the thumb]

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