May 18, 2009

How the mobile phone became an 'instrument for life'

The apparent scourge of the 24/7 lifestyle, the mobile phone, keeps users "perpetually available" but does not make people any more rushed or pressured for time, according to a study of more than 1000 workers. The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

quotemarksright.jpgIndeed, it may even relieve stress, as "dead time" for example, waiting for the late morning train can be revived by making a call to mum or scouting a work contact, the research suggests.

An analysis of more than 20,000 calls and texts logged by participants confirms the device originally marketed as a business tool has become an instrument for life.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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