Sunday, September 21, 2008
People don't kill people, Cell Phones Kill People...
Maybe the best way to get something straight is to also twist titles to fit a purpose and align with their thinking. Let's start with an analysis of the responses:
- I’m reachable 24×7 on my cell phone, but that doesn’t mean 1) I’ll answer it, 2) that work has any right to call me outside about 7:30-18:00.
- Actually, this is a misnomer. Yes, a lot of open source software is written without ever meeting, and I’d be the last person to want to be in the same room as RMS, but I can attest that the really big, successfully run projects all have in-person meetings on a regular basis.
- Time management is an active task and something that is especially difficult for people in the United States. For example when a project manager told me that he was working “100 hours a week”, my instant response was not “wow, you are busy”, it was “wow, you must suck as a project manager”.
The one aspect though that is backtestable is that 25 lives in California would still be here if some stupid conductor weren't focused on his freakin phone. Good to see that one employer has started the trend in banning them...
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