Are you living the life of "weisure?"

Consumer Reports News: May 21, 2009 11:38 AM

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You're lounging in a beach chair, your kids play in the sand before you and your significant other is asleep on a towel. You shift your chair to stay in the shade of the umbrella, not to just stay cool, but because the sun's glare makes it impossible to read your cell phone's screen as you tap out:

"Bob: At the beach with family. Here are the data you need for today's presentation. Keep me posted."

Sound familiar? If so, you're living a life of "weisure," a new term coined by sociologist Dalton Conley.  This blurring of work and leisure time isn't just because wireless 3G networks and multifunction smart phones are becoming more prevalent, According to Conley, people engage in weisure because work is becoming more enjoyable to many.

Really? A quick poll to smart phone users: Do you use your phone for work on vacation? Is it out of necessity or because you genuinely enjoy it? —Nick K. Mandle

Related: Home Blog – Buzzword: Weisure
CNN.com – Welcome to the "weisure" lifestyle


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