Friday, July 5, 2013

Cell Free Day

Someone has decided we should all leave our telephones at home today. I don't know about you but my smart phone which I have owned for less than a year has become the Swiss Army knife of daily living for me. The camera and flashlight functions are as useful for me as the phone. I like sending pictures, as though electronic postcards, and checking the mapping function and reading the temperature and forecast. While I dislike surfing the web on the miniature screen I do like reading my novels on my miniature kindle. I'll whip it out (my Android I mean) in a supermarket check out and read a few paragraphs rather than stand there and stare at the back of the customer in front. Call me dependent if you must. But apparently I am an electronic addict, a drone, a slave and I must vanquish my electronic oppressor.
I am not sure how this will go for me today.