Having now carried my IPhone around with me for about a week (and getting a grand total of 2 phone calls and three texts), I realized that everyone has it backward.
A cellphone is supposed to free us from being tethered to communication devices.
But it does the opposite.
We are now permanently tethered to our communication devices.
When we had landlines, we were free from them when we weren't near them.
5 days ago