Researchers find we are in bed with our Blackberrys. But is this a good thing?
A study by Dr Kristine Dery at the University of Sydney found that while the device improves efficiency it also leads to very little corporate downtime.
Dery said unlike a laptop, a BlackBerry is seen as accessible and mobile. Therefore, it is more prone to blur the lines between work and play.
While the ability to clear e-mails in a taxi or in a lift helps some executives to "hit the ground running" when they arrived at work, others express resentment at losing valuable reading and thinking space.
Do you own a Blackberry, Palm or similar device? Is the Aussie corporate relationship with these devices akin to signing a Faustian pact? Is Blackberry (et al) really the devil?