Shut Up, part deux

Welcome to Spock’s crib:

Know what I’m tired of? I’m tired of people going on and on about how they would never get a cell phone because cell phone rings are annoying and who wants to be always locatable and who wants to be always at work and cell phones are making people less social, yadda yadda yadda. Keeeee-rist.

Not surprisingly, I often find this holier-than-thou, preachy attitude among those who have also subscribed to the cult of Mac. You know the type: those who are in denial that they actually need a computer in their lives, so they loudly gravitate to the prettiest, most expensive computers that, ironically, can’t compute.

(This, by the way, is not a criticism of the Apple/Macintosh brand of computers, but rather of those bloody annoying people who can’t shut up about their Macs.)

Here, my droogies, is the great secret of mobile phones: you can always turn them off. The mobile phone is the great liberator of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. We are no longer chained to our desks, offices or homes. We can talk where we want and when we want. We can access our schedules and email when we want and where we want. And when we don’t want to? We can turn the bloody things off!

So to those who feel that mobile computing and telephony technology is taking over their lives, I say: don’t blame the technology; blame your own pathetic lack of discipline.

Thus endeth the rant. Now I have to go make sweet love to my Treo.