There was a second article saying that people apparently suffered from Nomophobia – the fear of not having your mobile turned on – which in the Professor's opinion simply proved that they needed to get a life.
1857, Ralph Wardlaw, James R. Campbell, Systematic theology, volume 3, page 180:
The persons of whom I speak have a terror of the very name and mention of the law. They are the morbid subjects of a kind of nomophobia, being in danger of going into fits at every allusion to it[...].
Despite the danger of the narrowing of discipleship to activism of some kind, the end result here is not acquiescence into Enlightenment autonomy. It is not what may be termed 'nomophobia' (neurotic fear of law or command) though much of that is about.
1889, Paul Radestock, Habit and its importance in education: an essay in pedagogical psychology, page ix:
A sudden change of environment and habits has often proved a great stimulus to consciousness, and genius often manifests what I have elsewhere designated as nomophobia, or hatred of the usual, or a passion for the unwonted.