Newsflash: “Sue BlackBerry for Addiction”

Saturday, August 26, 2006
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Gayle Porter of Rutgers University, along with two other academics, has written a paper that essentially says “keeping employees on electronic leashes such as laptops, BlackBerries, and other devices that keep them constantly connected to the office could soon lead to lawsuits by those who grow addicted to the technology.”

But Porter argues litigation could be the next step, as employees seek redress for technology dependence.

She predicts companies could use a free-will argument in defending themselves: “They’re going to, I would suspect, say that this was an individual choice.”

Does this even need libertarian comment?

I need a BlackBerry badly. But I am so addicted to my other technology toys, I have not yet had time to get one.

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