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Because of the high maintenance needed to monitor and filter spammers from the RF Cafe Forums, I decided that it would be best to just archive the pages to make all the good information posted in the past available for review. It is unfortunate that the scumbags of the world ruin an otherwise useful venue for people wanting to exchanged useful ideas and views. It seems that the more formal social media like Facebook pretty much dominate this kind of venue anymore anyway, so if you would like to post something on RF Cafe's Facebook page, please do.

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 Post subject: The CrackBerry Epidemic
Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:32 am 
 
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Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:02 pm
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Location: Erie, PA
Greetings:

There seems to be no end to the things people can find to annoy those around them, and an accompanying no end to the people that want to make a big deal out them.

To wit, the "CrackBerry" epidemic/crisis looms. The "crack" part refers to some BlackBerry owners' incessant need to thumb-type messages while walking down the hallway, while sitting in meetings, while sitting at their desks and workbenches, and even while in the bathroom (yes, in the bathroom).

Indeed, I have witness such behavior where I work, both with BlackBerrys and notebook computers. However, at least where I work, the people doing some are highly efficient and effective engineers and managers that somehow manage to multi-task and still get everything done. Those people can be intently responding to an e-mail or (and I have seen this), working on a circuit design while in a meeting, and still be able to contribute to the meeting topic.

So, although I cannot speak for all CrackBerry addicts, I can tell you that just because someone seems to not be paying attention to the world around him/her, that is not necessarily the case. I write this as one who does not carry notebook computers, PDAs, or cellphones to meetings – just a lab notebook and a mechanical pencil.

How about you? Do you multi-task in meetings?

Oh, here is an article from Design News on the topic:
http://www.designnews.com/article/ca6306314.html



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