Minnesota, being slightly to the right of California politically, recently passed a law banning text messaging while driving. While the intention is fine, I think this particular law is absurd since the state already has laws banning inattentive driving. Why should particular inattentive practices be singled out?
With that in mind, Greg Swan attended an event put on by the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association (MIMA) that covered dealing with work overload and the web called Too Much Information? Surviving Data Overload.
Here is what Greg realized while at the event:
Exactly. It goes to show how absurd this particular law is when someone can conceivably drive with their knees while changing playlists on their iPod with one hand and browsing the latest posts to hit their Google Reader on their smartphone with the other.