The Redeye Complex


Saturday, October 20, 2007
The phantom blackberry.

The Globe ran an article a while back about the sensation of hearing and feeling your cell phone ... when its NOT near you. Includes more new words to learn. Ringxiety?
"Even when I don't have the BlackBerry physically on my person, I do find myself adjusting my posture when I sit to accommodate it," said Dawn Mena, an independent technology consultant based in Thousand Oaks, Calif. "I also laugh at myself as I reach to unclip it — I swear it's there — and find out I don't even have it on."

Research in the area is scant, but theories abound about the phenomenon, which has been termed "ringxiety" or "fauxcellarm."

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