Those new iphones are all the rage. While I just want a cell phone I can make calls with, the younger, more technologically savvy set are sending email, surfing the web, texting their friends, finding their way to their destination, or playing video games on the snazzy phone/mini-computers.
Sunday we went out to dinner; Hubby and me, one of my best friends, my two sons and their families, and of course, their iPhones. Even though it was Hubby's birthday (yeah, he turned the big 70, which is the new 50, right?), you would have thought the phones were the guests of honor. One son was using his to show my friend photos of his boys, and then entertaining the rest of us with u-tube videos; the other son was excusing himself from the table to take a business call, or keeping his kids entertained by letting them play video games on his.
The technology is amazing, I'l admit. Those little 2 and 1/2" by 4" gadgets can do almost anything. Want to know what's playing at the movies? Got it. Need the address of the Civic Center and the best route to get there? Got it. I just worry that while dazzled by all the possiblilities at their fingertips, people will forget that the original purpose of the cell phone may have been for use in an emergency!