CommComm posted on August 24, 2011 20:22

I wanted to follow up on the previous post about mobile technology. And as the article mentions, essentially, if you're in academia, or medicine or frankly any field----you're basically "on". "On" representing the state of constancy in relationship to your employment. The dirty little mobile secret that's not so secret is that everyone is probably working longer since breaks are no longer breaks, lunch may not feel entirely like lunch, and "being home for the day" doesn't signify the sequestered retreat status it used to be.

Since we're attached to the hip with devices, who among us doesn't hear and respond to the vibrations of "work calling," when you're meeting a friend or out with family? It invades our psychology.

We think we're staying on top of our work, when it fact work is staying on top of us. And for all ye Doubting Thomases and Thomasinas? Take a walk during "lunch" around the east Baltimore campus. Se how relaxed everyone is.

http://chronicle.com/blogs/worldwise/blackberry-and-beyond-technology-and-global-higher-education/28592

 

Alonzo LaMont


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