Views & Reviews Drug Tales and Other Stories

Mustn’t grumble

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 27 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2111
  1. Ike Iheanacho, editor, Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
  1. iiheanacho{at}

    “’Ello. Yeh . . . I’m on the bus . . . On the bus . . . THE BUS! Yeh, I’m gonna be late. Didn’t you get my email? . . . What? … WHAT?! . . . Look mate, there’s a really dodgy signal on this mobile. I’ll text you later.”

    Nowadays you hear far too many of these half conversations in public spaces. However irritating, they actually represent triumphs of multimedia communication. And it would be silly and inadequate to blame technology for the shortcomings of its misusers. …

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