Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Thing 7: Cellphones
Cellphones are wonderful but sometimes dominating technology. A friend tends to call me from her car on the way to a meeting and it's almost as though she's got a checklist of items to run down. My kids call me on cellphones fairly frequently, for which I'm grateful, yet it's awfully easy for them to ask me about stuff they could probably address on their own. And, yes, I tend to call at the drop of a hat; our plan allows us unlimited calls. I love that I have a cellphone when I'm driving or walking alone. This little device is both lifesaving and sometimes a nuisance when it goes off in the library. Now we have memory stored in it, tv, internet: we will never be disconnected or quiet again.