I was recently driving while listening intently to a radio program as a woman described her inability to survive each day without her Blackberry. I recalled how years earlier I was able to enjoy my twenty-seventh consecutive year of attending the first round of NCAA’s “March Madness” because I had implemented similar survival techniques and had email available at my fingertips.
This year I returned to the phone outlet and found my Blackberry to be far outdated. There were phones with a “bling” for this…and a “jingle” for that. These were electronic office assistants that also doubled as high quality cameras. Storage capacities were available that rivaled hardware ten times their size, perfect for catching that otherwise useless video moment. As if my favorite 250 songs weren’t enough, I had an option to carry them all. I was certain at some point I would be approached by a stranger asking if I might just have Tiny Tim’s, “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” available for immediate play. Continue reading