Re: Annoyance of cell phone use in public spaces (Pieter Jan )

Subject: Re: Annoyance of cell phone use in public spaces
From:    Pieter Jan  <pj.stallen(at)CHELLO.NL>
Date:    Tue, 7 Aug 2001 01:13:23 +0200

----- Original Message ----- From: "Hannes Muesch" <hmuesch(at)HOTMAIL.COM> To: <> Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 11:32 PM Subject: Annoyance of cell phone use in public spaces Hannes Muesch wrote: ...overhearing a face-to-face conversation happens much less frequently and when it does it seems much less annoying... In general, annoyance by man-made noise (if that is what we wish to understand) always is a matter of both acoustical and non-acoustical factors. The latter are profoundly social: You expose Me. Thus, in addition to the many suggestions Muesch himself already offered on the significance of acoustical factors such as louder speak, I think the comparison of similarly loud conversations by phone vs. in real will reveal that some of us do consider private telephone use to be a brutal invasion of what once was public realm, and therefore annoying. Anyhow, I would be interested in any further studies on the subject. Prof Pieter Jan Stallen Aaron Wildavsky Chair University of Leiden _________________________________________________________________ > Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at

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