News from the Times Online across the pond has receptionists at the Rudding Park Hotel ripping the BlackBerry from your (perhaps ailing) hands. They’ll only be handed back in the case of a “personal emergency”. So… I guess avoid the Rudding Park Hotel, then? Gotcha.
This practice is probably put into effect for the best interest of everyone involved – the hotel, BlackBerry user, and other guests. But how would you feel if you were forced to give up your only means of communication with the office? As is the case with everything, time will tell where this story goes.