I was at my favorite home-away-from-home study center. Actually it is not the library, but a nice hangout for Wi-Fi'ing, eating, drinking (coffee mind you :-) and other miscellaneous activities.
Anyway, I have found new ways to use my time and that includes actually conducting business, both personal and official, via my cell phone. I feel I have a good phone, an excellent carrier and a good connection. The idea, and this applies to both librarian and layman, is that there is absolutely NOTHING that can compete with a land-line connection.
It has been determined that nearly 20% of telephony users in the U.S. are now utilizing cell phones as their primary number. Isn't this blasphemy? Am I turning into a Luddite? Although I cannot speak for my collective generation (Boomer's), I can say that most of us still prefer that nice little device called the home telephone, wall phone, desk phone, cordless phone - by any other name it would SOUND as sweet!
Maybe our hearing has never adapted to the sound of cell phones, but I struggled today with insuring that I was being heard by the distant party. That is downright disturbing - I shouldn't be worrying about something like that. There are trade-offs though, and I cannot be tethered or home bound. Thus is the magic of the cell phone, but the true magic is that nice instrument at home - or whatever you want to call it - is as clear as a Bell, er bell....not to be confused with Ma Bell.