"Budget airline Ryanair has banned its staff from charging their phones at work, saying it is an inappropriate use of office time....
Regardless of whether anyone has "batted an eyelid" or not, this is a stupid policy that makes Ryanair sound like a stupid company headed by a clueless PHB.
And guess what? Your library sounds the same way if you tell patrons (of any age) that they can't IM from your library because that's not a valid use of your public computers. You're basically telling people that their choice of communication channel isn't allowed and that they should go elsewhere because you won't be serving them today.
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