think of something you never hear any more. A busy signal!
if you called someone and they were busy, you got the old-school busy signal.
The staccato repetitive sound was the signal for you to hang up and mentally
plan on calling again later.
is no later. There is only now. They leave you a voice message. Frustrated,
they send you a text – followed by an email. Then there is a Tweet and picture
on Instagram. There is no hiding out. It’s total chaos and its out to get you.
communicate in real time have multiplied and will probably continue to do so. The
largest pool of interruptions tends to come from coworkers. On any given day,
you probably think “Can’t anyone let me get any work done?”
unpredictable as to appear random, owing to great sensitivity to small changes