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Wireless Email, the "CrackBerry" and The Psyche

July 3rd, 2008 · BlackBerry, depth psychology, Halton Region, Jungian analysis, Jungian psychology, Mississauga, Oakville, Peel Region, Psychotherapy, Technology

Blackberry_for_blog Ever greater numbers of people are carrying pocket-sized wireless email devices, or pocket digital assistants (PDAs) like the RIM Blackberry or the Palm Treo.  As a phenomenon, it seemed to start with people in the financial sector and in IT, but it has spread rapidly throughout our society.  Today an ever-growing number of people are linked to their work by this type of device.  For many now, the capability to end and receive wireless email has become an indispensable tool of business. The technology is amazing.  To be able to link with others via email through such small unobtrusive devices from virtually anywhere is fascinating.  I think for many people there’s a feeling of empowerment from being able to do this. © Mylightscapes | Dreamstime.com I have no expertise that would allow me to comment on whether these devices really do enhance individual productivity.  But a fundamental psychological question is “What is the real impact on the individual and his or her sense of personal power and agency?” [Read more →]

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