BlackBerries for Breakfast: Tech Shakes Up the Morning Routine

Though my own family might find it hard to believe, I don’t generally keep my BlackBerry on my nightstand overnight. I keep it in a bureau drawer, and the few seconds it takes in the morning to walk over there strike me as the difference between an addiction and mere avid use.

Regardless, it’s fair to say I probably use my BlackBerry a little too avidly–and I’m far from alone. The New York Times (NYT) earlier this week took a look at high technology’s central place in the modern morning routine, finding that for many people, checking email or Facebook or Twitter (or all at once, if possible) comes before breakfast, coffee or even a visit to the bathroom.

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