A survey conduced by Sheraton (of the famous hotel chain) reveals that 35% of the respondents would pick their PDA over their spouse.
I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry at these results. Either 35% of people were joking, or we really have turned into a society where email means more than personal relationships.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m one of those weird geeks that checks for email if I wake up in the middle of the night, but to actually pick my Blackberry over my wife?
Some other shocking statistics from the survey:
- 87% of those interviewed admit that they bring their PDA or smartphone to the bedroom at night.
- 84% check their email right before nodding off.
- 80% check their email as soon as they wake up.
- 62% claim they actually love their PDA or smartphone.
I’m guessing 35% of all Blackberry owners will now be spending the night alone at the local Sheraton. These are probably the same people that suffer from phantom Blackberry vibrations when they are away from their beloved email gadget.