I sometimes laugh when people get annoyed from technology interruptions. I mean years ago we did not have to worry about a phone going off in a meeting. Now, thats just the way it is. Today, our technology connections take priority. Not saying that our meeting is not important; but we are multi-taskers and like to stay on top of things. If I am in a meeting and someone has to take a call that they deem important, then so be it. I sometimes check tweets during meetings if I am expecting a contact, or someone is asking me a timely question. Excuse yourself for a minute with me, and I am catching up on work on my smartphone. This new world is a little more forgiving than the past generations. Give people a little room, and take some room for yourself too.