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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hold that text

Posted By on Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 6:54 AM

Now it's the New York Times weighing in on the dangers of texting while engaging in other activities. (Making phone calls is dangerous, too.)

“The act of texting automatically removes 10 I.Q. points,” said Paul Saffo, a technology trend forecaster in Silicon Valley. “The truth of the matter is there are hobbies that are incompatible. You don’t want to do mushroom-hunting and bird-watching at the same time, and it is the same with texting and other activities. We have all seen people walk into parking meters or walk into traffic and seem startled by oncoming cars.”

And don't even get me started on trying to coach a football bowl game and texting at the same time. That would be Nutts.

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