Office; Spencer, Jane: GADGETS - Shirk Ethic: How to Fake A Hard Day at the Office, in: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, As of Thursday, May 15, 2003 2003.

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A beginner's guide to making it look like
you're working when you're not.
David Wiskus gives new meaning to the term "working lunch." The Denver tech-support
worker installed a program on his Handspring Visor hand-held that allowed him to manipulate the screen on his office computer from a booth at a local diner. As he lingered for hours over burgers and fries, he could actually open windows and move documents around on his screen via the hand-held -- creating the impression to anyone who walked by that the diligent Mr. Wiskus had just stepped away from his desk.
It has never been easier to be a white-collar slacker. While the uninitiated are still grousing about how mobile technology has created a 24/7 work culture and sabotaged their private time, a savvier crowd has moved on to a more rewarding pursuit: using technology to make it look like you're working when you're not ...
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