Digital Manner: Is it right to text while at dinner with your co-workers? What if your boss is doing it too?

Digital Manner: Is it right to text while at dinner with your co-workers? What if your boss is doing…

Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
Aug. 2 2011 10:31 AM

Texting Across the Table

Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it OK to text with your co-workers during a work dinner?

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This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss is it OK to text with your co-workers while dining with them? Listen to Episode 15 using the audio player below or by opening this player in a new tab:

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Farhad Manjoo is a technology columnist for the New York Times and the author of True Enough.

Emily Yoffe is a regular Slate contributor. She writes the Dear Prudence column. 

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