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The infatuation with these phones is not difficult to understand. With or without high-tech cell phones, kids, parents, businessmen, the people who steam your lattes and yes, the rest of the world, are changing the way we think about free time.
Here former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi talks on his mobile phone in the Italian Senate prior to a crucial confidence vote in There are certain tools and games that are simply addictive. I do not personally own an iPhone or Blackberry, but that does not keep me from participating in useless phone conversations in order to kill time.
But like all other gifts of science, a cell phone is being misused, too.
Hide Caption 12 of 13 Photos: How people use mobile phones around the world Mobile campaigning — A native Brazilian takes a picture with his mobile phone of the indigenous groups at the Rio environmental summit in in Rio de Janeiro.