Day #129 – Arcade Fire – “Intervention”
The new job is a mobile workplace. We got laptops instead of desktops. And when I started last month, I was issued a Blackberry. My first remote connection to never-ending company communication.
Today, I was issued an iPhone, which will eventually replace the Blackberry. I carried it back to my office with my other two phones (including my personal phone) and laid them out on my desk. Just as I am coming to terms with the fact that I spend way too much time in my day rapt by these devices (it isn’t good for the eyes, much less my social skills), I now have this slick new phone just begging to played with. My fingers were just twitching with the eagerness to download and customize. Goddammit!
And so begins the plan for some self-imposed intervention. I will be handing the phones to the family with orders to lock them away during the visit back home this weekend. Maybe then I’ll be able to concentrate on reintegrating into the real world. I wonder if it is still as I remember.