Are Crackberries the new Colts?

The debate about BlackBerry etiquette wages on

It’s the debate that never dies. Is it okay to pull out your BlackBerry in the middle of a meeting to check for messages, or is it the table-manner equivalent of talking with your mouth full? Even though many organizations and businesses have put the kibosh on tapping away during meetings, the Crackberry set is gaining ground, according to the New York Times. Roughly one-third of workers polled say they regularly check emails during meetings. As one consultant told the paper, nowadays it’s common for professionals to put their BlackBerries on the table before a meeting “like gunfighters placing their Colt revolvers on the card tables in a saloon.” The message: I’m connected and have lots of other things to do, so don’t waste my time.

The New York Times

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