Re: Cubicle Noise Canceling (WAS: A PDA in every pocket?)
What do most writers who have to compete with "animated" phoneI first started writing in a cube with software engineering on one side and personnel on the other. I've been lucky to be able to block out anything that I wasn't interested in hearing. It certainly was a lot easier than wearing headphones all day long, and was extremely helpful when I worked as a business reporter and later as a home-based freelancer with two small kids running around the place. Not everyone can do that. My wife can't have any voice around her at all when she's writing, and I tend to play anything from folk to good old rock-and-roll when I'm writing. I wish you luck.
conversations in the work environment do to compete with the noise? Are
headphones now generally considered "acceptable" accoutrements for the
writer in a cubicle environment? I'm hoping I'll be allowed to wear some
headphones so I can listen to "white noise" or "ambient" soundtracks to
drown the conversations, and if I get any resistance to my request it
would be nice to know what others are doing.
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