Thursday, September 8, 2011

Long Distance

So I'm on one of those 'staycations' this week...working on some projects, cleaning up my home, catching up on my DVR, etc. I'm also patiently and excitedly waiting for the FedEx guy to arrive with my new cell phone. I opted for the Droid 3 rather than the iPhone–mostly because I'm not ready to let go of the QWERTY pad yet. (What can I say; I like buttons and I'm not a big fan of touch screens.)

While going through some boxes in my closet I came across this essay I wrote in college twenty years (!) ago. I don't remember what the assignment was, but I chose to write about the excitement of getting my own phone number. Take a look at how thrilled I am with the new technologies of the time, which pale in comparison to the overload of choices we have today...

Not the best essay in the world, and the professor had a field day with his notations...but I got a good grade! I only wish I had noted the cost of the answering machine and those call features I had selected. How would it compare to the exorbitant monthly bills we're paying nowadays?!