10 Reasons I'm Against Kids With Cell Phones (Don't be a sucker)

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My husband and I lean towards you with cell phones. I have found myself thinking about getting a ...more

My Cell Phone Company Knows Exactly Where I Am... So What?

In a recent New York Times article, we meet Malte Spitz, a German Green party politician who sued his wireless provider, Deutsche Telekom, to obtain their meticulous six-month record of his physical whereabouts. As a privacy advocate, Malte was up in arms about it, hired lawyers, refused to back down, won, and then, ironically, published the entire report online. And what did all that precious data reveal? ...more

Nancy,

Certainly, everyone has their own level of comfort with this issue and I'm not saying ...more

Cell Phone Use at the Table? Yes or No Friggin Way?

I think some of my hard work is paying off. My boyfriend, his son and I went out to dinner Friday night and I asked if both father and son could relinquish their precious cell phones, so that we could 'talk', instead of listening to the sound of my own voice, while looking at the tops of their heads. Don't get me wrong, I love the sound of my voice (and the tops of their heads) but there are times, like when we're all out to dinner, when I'd like a little conversation. ...more

Techno Overload

The day before my husband, Marc, and I were to leave for vacation, unexpectedly we lost the internet at our house. He tried everything he could to restore it, but unfortunately, he was not successful. With everything else that we needed to do before our trip, we decide to not worry about it, and instead deal with it when we returned home.As Marc and I rode to the airport, both carrying our BlackBerrys and laptops, I said to him, "In a way, yesterday was so nice. It felt so good to be forced to disconnect for a little bit.""I know," he replied....more

Please Don't Call Me... Maybe

I've been going on for the past few years to anyone who will listen about how much I hate the telephone. Just last week, a blog friend I'd never met and with whom I needed to communicate about something important said something like, "You're not one of those phone haters, are you? Because I attract all of you." And I had to tell her she was right. ...more

Sometimes these days I need to take it offline with friends I don't see very often. I didn't ...more

Distracted by Technology: Are Hands-Free Devices in SYNC with Safe Driving?

Meeting with Ford A few days after I returned from participating in the ...more

Instead of getting a specific car you could just download and use DriveSafe.ly

The app reads ...more

Phone Down; Eyes Up: Distracted Driving Statistics Update & Driver Challenge

I feel so bad for that person =(

If people really need to text so bad why not use an app like ...more

Forget Verizon vs. AT&T: Why I Won't Get a Smartphone

My phone doesn't text or have Internet. It doesn't take pictures (I have a few other devices that take care of that pretty well!) or video. It doesn't have a touch screen. I don't even think it has any games on it. Know what else my phone doesn't have? A contract. A monthly bill. ...more

so easily answered, cause i don't need one. i have my cellphone for emergencies only. i think ...more

Technology: A New Era of Rudeness

I have a little rant today.  Nothing major, just something that picks my butt a little bit.  Throughout the ages, we've always managed to find a way to be rude.  Not always intentionally, but rude nonetheless.  Feel free to disagree.  I got big shoulders.  Today's post is about unintentional rudeness in social settings.  Growing up, we had a lot of multi-lingual friends.  Good times, good people.  What I found rude, was being in a social setting, happily chatting away, then another multi-lingual friend would arrive, and these...more