Remember that before there were places where it was mandatory to turn off your phones? But now, as conversations are quiet, you see the fingers flying furiously on Tecladit in theaters, cinemas, public transport, business meetings, conferences, restaurants, clubs and even the toilet. Anywhere. The addiction of being connected online all the time, has taken over quite easily to more users around the world.
Rick Ueno, general manager of the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago, said the idea of the program that began on Wednesday grew out of his own addiction to this apparatus. His first step was changed to a normal mobile phone.
"I was a truely addicted to my BlackBerry. I was obsessed with email," he told Reuters. He believes customers will want to try to quit for a day or two, so they can concentrate on meetings, business and meet people while at the hotel.
Ueno said he personally takes care of all BlackBerrys or similar devices that his customers want to deliver and locked them in his office until they are asked again. The service will be an additional cost. He says; "I run a hotel with over 900 employees and thousands of guests. I think I'm more effective. I feel better. I sleep better. My family likes it," he said of his life after leaving the BlackBerry.
Nobody doubts the importance of communication and "being connected", but we can choose who, how and especially where and when. If we can no longer have to accept that we have an addiction to the BlackBerry. Did you hear my sound? Excuse me, its work.