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September 29th, 2004
08:54 am

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Another interesting Don Norman tidbit
Again from Emotional Design, this time on the ubiquity of cell phones:



I once attended a meeting at the Vatican where I was part of a scientific delegation presenting our findings to the Pope. Cell phones were everywhere: each cardinal wore a gold chain upon which was hung a gold cross, each bishop had a gold chain upon which was hung a silver cross, but the head usher, who seemed to be the real person in charge, wore a gold chain upon which was hung a cell phone. The Pope may have been the center of attention, but I heard cell phones ringing constantly throughout the ceremony. "Scusi," they would whisper into their phones, "I can't talk right now, I'm listening to the Pope."

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From:metalfatigue0
Date:September 29th, 2004 10:41 am (UTC)
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…not to mention the ubiquity of people who are either too rude or too stupid to turn their freakin' phones off.

I mean, WTF? It's the Pope. You don't have to be Catholic to realize the guy deserves a certain minimal show of politeness.

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