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

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