Q: cell phones ??????????????????????????????
someone tell the readers they don’t need them
A: Cell phones are a huge convenience for readers. It’s an artificial extension to the noosphere and it’s less work to operate. It takes less energy to call someone or text them than it is to communicate through the noosphere. Also, particurly in professional dealings, readers don’t want to open themselves up to business associates, it’s too personal. That is not to say the connection isn’t used by people at work, it is just preferred and considered most appropriate to use the telephone.
Most readers have a low capacity for the ammount of things they can focus on in the noosphere. Except for more talented readers or members of the Hierarchy, most readers are better at recieving or “reading” than they are at communicating a message. It’s easier for most readers to communicate a message if they are already being focused on by another reader. For example: There is a low-level reader who wants to communicate a message to another low-level reader. The two have little in common but are somewhat familiar with each other. Reader One has a hard time communicating a message to Reader Two if he doesn’t already have her attention, like if they were in the same room making eye contact. So instead Reader One calls Reader Two on the phone and the task is simplified. On the other hand, if Reader One is trying to communicate to Reader Two and Reader Two happens to already be thinking about Reader One she is much more likely to recieve the message. If the two readers are familiar with each other then they are usually more receptive to each other when separated. Even then, when a reader is focusing on several things and another reader wants their attention, it’s convenient to have a device outside of their head that rings or that makes noise.