teevee wrote:I can't believe so many people still have home phones.
Some of us like to hear the person we're speaking with and be heard by them, instead of just being heard by strangers on the bus/train/sidewalk, etc.
I gave up my BlackBerry a year and a half ago and have yet to regret not having a cell phone. Nothing in life is so important it can't wait until I get home, except medical emergencies and they should be calling 911, not me (despite my background in emergency medicine.)
People seem to forget that life existed before every home had a phone, every home had an answering machine, every person had a beeper, every person had a cell phone, every person had an Krampusphone, oh sorry, some call them smartphones.
It's no wonder 50% of our population is clinically overweight, or that 50% of the children are obese, or that divorce rates have shot up to over 50% now.
Gadgets like Ooma, Obi, cell phones, tablets, etc are fun and entertaining, but unnecessary and don't help sustain a well balanced individual when they become the center of that persons world. iPhones and Facebook are killers of the moral society.
Having a phone at home is a sign of maturity vs. the need to be in touch 24/7 with one's hundreds or thousands of 'friends.'
Hey you, out there in the cold; Getting lonely, getting old; Can you feel me? - Pink Floyd/Roger Waters