Its official - we are in love with our mobile devices!

Mobiles, music players and PDA's have freed up the way we communicate and entertain ourselves, but now we're travelling around with absolutely truckloads of information.

A Study by Toshiba, reported in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Gateway to Science ("Overinformation"), shows just how dependent we are becoming on our mobile devices.

"Australians who own a run-of-the-mill mobile phone, organizer and the "less heavy" iPod Shuffle, for example, are carrying around 600MB to 1GB of data - roughly the equivalent of a pick-up truck filled with paper...."

It looks like an intimate relationship is evolving between virtually networked team-workers and their mobile devices.

Whilst its not yet clear what exact form this relationship will take it is clear that it will need to be fully accomodated in their individual and team working practices.

The article also contains a number of interesting statistics on mobile gadget usage.

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