Let’s begin with the simple question: what’s a phone? Not in the literal sense of what a phone is in the physical terms, just what a phone is in relation to the person who has it.
Well, personally I have had plenty of phones – about 11 or 12 I think. Each one has been a symbol of my interests and a statement of personal taste in a way. From the very old Siemens c65 to my current iPhone 5, I have always loved my phones. So in brief, my phone to me is a part of what I do – it allows me to connect with everyone and anyone, and also to stand as an aid when required. Note taking, documentation, picture taking, recording and communication are just a few of the uses of my phone.
To answer then; without a phone I wouldn’t be able to do as much as I do without a lot of hassle and much more time being consumed. Right now I’m posting this on my iPhone! It’s not a nuisance, nor is it neglected and left to one side, it’s somewhere in between. It’s there when I need it, and when I don’t it doesn’t matter – most of the time it’s needed for something either way!
I’m sure with phones the way they are now, many feel the same way. Without a phone people become lost and feel somewhat disconnected in an unusual way. Phones are a part of the vast majority of people’s lives and have become the norm for general life and it’s tasks.