The Addictive Properties of Cell Phones

Friday, December 16, 2011


While safe-driving advocates have convinced Americans to wear seat belts and drive sober, there is a school of thought that holds that distracted-driving presents a unique challenge. New York Times reporter Matt Richtel tells Bob that our relationship to our devices is unique because of the psychological hold they can have over us.

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Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

My first memory: Mom's in another room attending my 18 month younger sister; phone ringing brings me to consciousness that I'm in a crib in a kitchen where I cannot answer it and transmit a message, so I am angry. Later trained by parents with home based businesses in polite phone etiquette, only that sister would call me on even a hands-free phone in a car though I fear a brother has answered his while driving.

Otherwise, I'm so rude on the phone that few bother trying. Probably came from 5 years as a WYBC talk-show host.

Dec. 18 2011 06:29 PM

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