Same title here as is the article we’re referencing – it was just too good. In a pretty solid article today from USAToday, BlackBerry users are likened to cigarette smokers in terms of annoyance and being inconsiderate.
The author goes so far as to say that she won’t even meet up with their friends if they’re toting around their devices. She’s just jealous. Check out the article here. Do you really think so, folks? I mean, sure… maybe there’s the slightest of slight comparisons to be made, but this is almost as ridiculous as RIM’s new lawsuit.
“…the smoking analogy is most apt because 20 years ago, a person would have been able to light up in an elevator. Smoking was socially acceptable in all manner of venues until non-smokers got the nerve to push back. As with mobile technology, what made smoking so obnoxious was that it was addictive and compulsive, blinding smokers to their impact on non-smokers. Addiction makes us selfish. We don’t want to confront that unpleasant truth, so it takes a lot of push-back to admit that we’re being offensive.”