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January 25, 2005

News.com article on Cell Phone Usage at Work

An article at news.com titled "When ring tones are jarring" quotes little old me.

It's true that people check email on their Audiovox phones, but you can do that anywhere. What happens during meetings that may be somewhat unique to Microsoft is that many people in a meeting have a laptop with wireless connectivity to the corporate network, and they check email at opportune times. Sometimes you will get mail from someone else and then realize they are also in the meeting. Inevitably when you look over, they are sitting there looking innocent and/or concentrating on the speaker. I called it the "no look" email. It's a higher tech version of texting, which I guess is a higher tech version of passing notes in class.

I told Ed Frauenheim (the author of the story) about this, but he didn't quote me. Actually I just talked to him this morning, pretty speedy turnaround. I guess he heard about me through this blog.

I should change my name when quoted like this. To something like Adam J. AuthorOfFindTheBug.

Posted by AdamBa at January 25, 2005 10:21 PM

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