Douglas Jessmer at Visual Editors just picked up a new mobile phone and realizes it’s become an appendage:
The mobile phone is the perfect extension in a time of instant gratification and the 24-hour news cycle. You can “Reach Out And Touch Someone” anytime, and it sometimes feels like an electronic tether, especially since most have GPS capability now. No use running, because Big Brother can find you.
Scary thing is, the world comes to my phone. Every time I hear the phone chime with a new e-mail message, I realize just how vital that little thing is. How did it ever get that way? And how did we ever survive without cell phones?
If you’ve got a “I’m addicted to the cellphone/iPhone” story, please share it.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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