Digital Manners: Gym is too lax in enforcing its cellphone free locker room policy.
Digital Manners: Cellphones in Locker Rooms
Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
May 15 2012 12:45 PM

Cellphones in Locker Rooms

Should gyms enforce a no-phone zone in areas where people are, you know, naked? Those phones have cameras after all.


This week, Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should a gym patron ask management to enforce its cell-free locker room policy?

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Podcast produced by Mike Vuolo.

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

Emily Yoffe is a contributing editor at the Atlantic.

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