Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The Curse of Technological Advance

Like many geeks, I've gone wireless. I no longer have a "landline" phone, relying on my cell phone for bi-location voice communication.

I've recently discovered that I miss my landline for one reason: self-reminders. In the "old days" I could call my phone and leave a message on my answering machine, reminding myself to do something, and the blinking red light would be waiting for me when I got home. In this age of electronic communication, I rarely check my email in the evening, and voice messages on my cell phone are quickly dealt with so as not to obscure the status screen, thereby rendering them basically invisible.

I guess I'll have to come up with a new, high-tech solution. Like using Post-It® notes or writing on my hand.


Ash said...

Writing backwards on your forehead would also work! Just don’t use a Sharpie!

DK said...

google (gmail) calendar can send you reminders via text message to your cell phone...

also - ha @ bi-location voice communication.