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August 12, 2013

"Yes, I have missed conference calls."


For the last two decades, I have spent 83% of my waking hours enjoying the freedom of not owning a cellphone, 5% feeling smug about it,
2% in situations in which a phone would have been awfully convenient and 10% fielding incredulous questions. The first is always: How do you do your job? (I'm not the junior blacksmith at the Renaissance Faire; I'm a managing director at a private-equity firm.) I explain that my colleagues are very tolerant, the firm provides me with all of the latest communication tools (computer, telephone, Post-its) right at my desk, and accomplishing my daily tasks without a smartphone is not beyond human capability. Indeed, people lived this way back at the Dawn of Civilization, circa 1992. Confessions of a Cellphone Holdout - WSJ.com

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 12, 2013 8:45 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Every rare so often I think it would be handy to have a cell phone, but very rarely. Most of the time I'm just glad nobody can reach me when I'm away from my phone.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 12, 2013 12:03 PM

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