Thursday, June 07, 2007
The Technology Of Disrespect Advances To New Heights
Instant messaging has given white collar workers a whole new way to dis the boss behind his back during business meetings and the like. Just send your buddy a "When will he ever shut up?" message on your Blackberry. It beats whispering. You can also do it remotely during vast phone conferences when the intended recipient of your sardonic observation is not even in the same room. Or even in the same state. If someone sees you clicking away, they'll assume you're just attempting to multi-task, and you'll come away looking like a workaholic do-bee when you're really an irreverent slacker. Ain't technology grand?
"TEXTING MAKES TALKING BEHIND BACKS AS EASY AS HITTING ‘SEND’" from The New York Post