News: Sun, Surf and Laptops

 Email is the bane of our lives. It arrives even when we’re not there, and is usually full of junk (I’m not talking about stuff from the boss, but only because he’s reading this.) Now, it seems, we can’t actually detach ourselves from it. According to a British Computer Society (BCS) survey, there has been a 20 percent rise in the number of British executives bringing their laptops on holiday with them. Roughly 15 percent of the executives polled, an article in ElectricNews said, tool their portable computers to keep in touch with the office and keep abreast of work-related e-mail.
Given I’m writing this while on a mini-break, I find all this quite believable.