Just read a BBC news article dated last Friday with the alarming title “The rise of technology addiction”. The article discusses the potential addictive nature of mobile technology use and its effects and cites several experts. One of them, a business professor states the following:
“Prof Kakabadse added that prioritising was a vital way to prevent communication overload. She said: “I really think it is the responsibility of the individual to prioritise.”
Isn’t that true for all communication methods like TV, papers, radio etc.? And true for life if you will?! Don’t get me wrong, I agree. But I feel that the author of the article tries to cater to popular sentiments by following the meme “technology = addictive = bad” and cannot substantiate the arguments.