Friday, January 27, 2006

Although I didn't want to wake up at 8 AM on a Friday, I had no real choice. Admittedly, when I was rudely awoken by the buzzing of my alarm clark, I'll admit I let a few swear words out under my breath. But now, looking back on my unpleasant morning call I can see that, although at times I hate it, my alarm clock is arguably one of the most useful peices of technology I own.

A clock produces nothing but time. Which is the most valuable peice of information I can have. My whole day is dictated by what time it is, where I have to be at what time and when certain obligations must be completed. Therefore, that would make my clock, the technology that gives me time, my most valuable source of information.

So although at times I may dispise the buzzing noise that tells me I'm done sleeping, a few hours after the fact, I am thankful that I was given the information needed to complete my daily tasks.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Cell Phone Blues

I have been withot my cell phone for almost a week and a half now. And let me tell you, thus far, it has been a terrible experience. Not only because I am constantly searching through my pocket for something that isn't there so I can check the time, but because I feel as though I am completely cut off from the outside world.

The funny thing about this is, despite my phone book having hundreds of numbers, I recieve phone calls almost exclusively from a core group of ten or twelve people. And I see these people almost everyday, so I'm not really "cut off" from communication with them. But for whatever reason, not having that little phone on me at all times makes me feel as though nobody will be able to get a hold of me, as if I were unreachable.

I feel as though this "cell phone withdrawl" that I am experiencing is a great example of the dependency our society (espicially those in my age range) has on gadget's that provide as a source of information. Just think about it, after dialing a few numbers I can get a hold of almost anyone I chose and ask them anything I want--that's a very handy research tool. Although everday conversation is not considered to be information by most, I feel it is. For example, how often do you learn something new from a phone call, whether it be a trivial movie fact or something much more life-altering (like your girlfriend cheating on you)? The answer is daily.

Hopefully I haven't been missing out on either one of these extremes since my phone has been out of commision. If this is the case, then I have a lot of catching up to when my new cell phone comes in the mail.