I need a new phone...well, OK, maybe need is a strong word, but I want one. I got a Droid two years ago because I needed a smartphone in order to stay on top of my contract opportunities. My Droid has worked most of the time, but it's done some really odd things that have left me throwing my hands up in frustration. Sometimes, I dream fondly of my old flip phone. It was so simple to use, but I know I won't be happy without the smartphone features that I've come to rely on. Whatever would I do while stuck waiting somewhere?
I want something new, but I have STUF (Short-lived Technology Upgrade Fear)--that horrible feeling that comes within a few days of buying something new because the next greatest and latest product came out days or weeks later, making your not-so-wonderful-anymore item obsolete.
How did we get so dependent on technology anyway? I taught a Time Management class last week, and one of the topics that we discussed at length was how to effectively and efficiently use email while still getting your work done. In case you're wondering, time management gurus suggest setting a specific time to check your email, for example at 9am and 3pm, while restricting that time to a specific number of minutes. Obviously, people have to work within their job constraints, and so a person whose job requires them to use email continuously can't do this, but this is one method to manage the madness.
As for the internet, Facebook, blogging, Twitter, etc., I've had to let most of those lie dormant this week while I handle a really heavy work schedule. It boggles the mind how many messages now reside in my inbox!
What's your time and technology issue?
Oh, and I still need...er, want a new phone. Any thoughts on that decision?