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    You need to adjust their expectations. I have a phone for my needs, not theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    You need to adjust their expectations. I have a phone for my needs, not theirs.
    Oh but I have. Both for them and for myself.

    They know I don't even own one, so their expectations are forced to zero. And I know I'm not so narcissistic that it can't wait until I see them. Or find a regular telephone.

    Mercifully, you'll never be forced while washing your hands at Seattle-Tacoma Airport after a flight to listen to me trying to close a business deal while I'm sitting on the can. And I am perfectly capable of selecting a brand of toilet paper without needing to spend one of my lifelines consulting anyone via a cell phone.

    Mobile phones thus wouldn't solve any problems for me, but they would create a whole new set of others. And I'm the one who defines what my problems are and which might benefit from a technological solution—not all of the gadget-maker's marketing departments.

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    "They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."

    — Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    Oh but I have. Both for them and for myself.

    They know I don't even own one, so their expectations are forced to zero. And I know I'm not so narcissistic that it can't wait until I see them. Or find a regular telephone.

    Mercifully, you'll never be forced while washing your hands at Seattle-Tacoma Airport after a flight to listen to me trying to close a business deal while I'm sitting on the can. And I am perfectly capable of selecting a brand of toilet paper without needing to spend one of my lifelines consulting anyone via a cell phone.

    Mobile phones thus wouldn't solve any problems for me, but they would create a whole new set of others. And I'm the one who defines what my problems are and which might benefit from a technological solution—not all of the gadget-maker's marketing departments.

    Ken
    There are 3 options, when it comes to answering a phone at an inopportune time

    1) Turn phone off, it immediately goes to voice mail, if you can't resist answering the phone, this is a good method.
    2) Ignore the phone if it is turned on, there is no law that you must answer a phone that rings.
    3) Answer phone, with Can't talk right now, can I call you back?

    I like being out of contact by not having a cell phone, because I know that some people will expect that the phone is always turned on, always answered, and that talking to them is the most important thing in your life.

    Once upon a time I worked shift work, if on nights, before I went to bed I would turn the volume off and unplug the phone from the back of the answering machine. When I got up I checked the messages, and returned those that left messages and were important. Funny though how many people would not leave a message and then call after I got up with, "I have been trying to call you all day, but you didn't answer the phone" and the only thing you think is, "why didn't you leave a message?"
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    When I look at one of my E6 slides under a light, I can see the etching created from the chemical process I completed a few hours before on the film. Digital just does not have that feeling.

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