New York Times technology columnist David Pogue tackled this issue in an earlier column and cited a very interesting survey of 472 BlackBerry owners, 244 of whom said that theyâ€™re â€œfounder/ownersâ€ of their business. One question asked was â€œHas using a Blackberry (or other PDA device) increased or decreased the amount of time youâ€™re able to spend with your family?â€
Iâ€™ll let David explain the results:
Before you peek at the answer, take a guess. Would you say that the BlackBerry, on the whole, increases or decreases the amount of time you get to spend with your family?
Keep in mind how often the BlackBerry has been accused of letting work intrude into *every* corner of your life; its addictiveness is practically a clichÃ©. You check it at dinner, in bed, in the bathroom.
All right, the answers:
An even 40 percent of the respondents claimed that the BlackBerry increases their available family time; 48 percent said it left them with about the same amount of time, and only 12 percent said that it decreased their family time.