Do we really want to be available 24-7?
Someone asked me at last week’s London Book Fair why didn’t I have a Blackberry so I could spend all my waking hours hunched over it, fingers feverishly tapping… and I thought to myself, how blissful it is that I don’t have one and so can’t be found 110% of the time! And then someone else said, why don’t you have a Blackberry, it’s so archaic to have ‘out of office’ on your email … and I thought to myself, I remember when ‘out of office’ was the height of sophistication … indeed, I remember when we didn’t even have email. And now I sound like a Grumpy Old Woman.
Susie Dunlop, Publishing Director