In the course of finding a few more guidelines to help you decide when, where, and why to use your PDA, I ran across two pretty-darn-funny articles about this very topic.
The first is a blog post on the Dealbreaker site that both calls for better guidelines and poses some difficult etiquette questions (e.g., “Like, if the fly of the person presenting is undone, is it cool to shoot a quick one to your colleague across the table about it, noting that [presenter of choice’s secretary] is slipping on her attention to detail?”) and this article from The New York Times about using PDAs during meetings that had me laughing. Been there, seen that, actually done that, to be honest.
What do you think? Should we be pulling out our PDAs during meetings? Or should we pay attention to one thing at a time, the old-fashioned way?