Friday, November 03, 2006

Luddite lawyers not aware of the official statistics

Jason Stamper at Computer Business Review suggests that a UK law firm Mace & Jones is risking being labelled a bunch of Luddites by arguing that businesses should clamp down on iPod use in the workplace because it enables employees to slack off and shut out their colleagues.

The tabloids are going to love this one -- I can see the headlines now: "IPOD ADVICE FALLS ON DEAF EARS." Or how about, "LAWYERS SAY TURNING ON, TUNING IN IS COP OUT".

Of course, we know that the reverse is the case, social media enhances productivity according to the National Statistic Office (PDF)