Now that apparently everyone has either a text-enabled cell phone, BlackBerry or Treo, meeting room tables are always abuzz with the sound of, well, buzzing. Numerous people put their phone/device on the table, on vibrate, and they buzz, buzz, buzz. Sometimes people pick it up from the table to see what call/message is causing the buzz (only to put it down and it starts buzzing again later); other times the device/phone just buzzes away and it's ignored as if there's no sound whatsoever happening. But there is sound.
Is the thought that no one can hear it?