Wed 10 Mar 2010
So the time has come..
I never wanted a cell phone. My parents got me one without asking me in 2001. I thought that was stupid for several reasons, one of which being that i could probably just get one from work. I ended up doing that, went into work, and said “Peter, so when do I get that cell phone,” or some similarly presuming fashion. I don’t know whether he knew i was playing around, with me acting like we had had a conversation about this before. I never did ask him, but he did get me a cell phone. Everyone in our group was using the Nextel* phones, with their patented “push-to-talk” technology. For those unfamiliar, this was their walkie-talkie-like functionality. Instead of having to call someone, you pulled up their short code, held down a button on the side, and spoke, and they would hear you. It’s was pretty brilliant. While it was possible that i tricked my boss into giving me a phone, in the end, the joke was on me. (more…)