Tag Archives: Cell Phones

Phone Fever

It would probably be a bit extreme to say I hate my new phone. Would deep loathing be appropriate? It is state of the art; I shouldn’t feel this way. But I do. It probably isn’t the phone’s fault. I’m blaming it anyway. When all is said and done, it really isn’t much of an […]

We’re Number One!

I am a proud Canadian. I think I live in the best country in the world. I suspect many people feel that way about their homeland. That doesn’t mean I think Canada is perfect. There’s a lot of room for improvement. Too often, it seems, our leaders have no idea how to make things better. […]

The Saddest Day

I didn’t want to write this post. I’ve been putting it off for a couple of months, maybe convincing myself that if I didn’t write about it, it wasn’t real.. But the time comes when you have to face reality. In the not too distant future, I am going to need a new phone. I’m […]

Scary Thought

Not to mention that back then many of us didn’t even own a cell phone.  Need I say anything more?

Cell Phones And Schools

I have a confession to make. I managed to get through four years of high school without once using my cell phone during school hours. When I look back at that, it wasn’t difficult. There were no cell phones when I graduated in 1972, so there was no temptation to use one. From that experience, […]


What happens when you have a problem with your phone? Do you phone the company? My cell phone stopped working yesterday afternoon. Except it didn’t. The wi-fi worked fine. Emails continued to arrive, as did Twitter messages. Phone calls and SMS? Forget about it. The reason, my phone informed me, was “SIM card not provisioned.” […]

Technology Shock

It was the size that caught my attention. Do you notice these things? I was installing a new app for my phone, to better manage one of the loyalty programs I belong to. I gave the usual permissions and the download started. I noted it was 31.5 megabytes. That jogged my memory. Back in 1990 […]

Buying (Or Not Buying) A Phone

It shouldn’t be that difficult. I need a new phone. I know what type I want. I can try it out in the store. But no-one will sell me one. I figured for once in my life I was in sync with the times. I am a huge fan of BlackBerry phones and the new […]

The Phone Booth

I think they leave them up for the tourists to take selfies. It’s not like anyone uses them to make a phone call. These days everyone has a mobile phone. I didn’t even look to see how much a call costs. The red phone booths are prominent in downtown London. They are an iconic image […]

The Selfie

I suppose they could put warnings on cell phones, but I doubt it would do any good. If warnings were effective no-one would smoke. A few years back there were grave concerns about the health risks involved with cell phone usage. Holding a device to the side of your head that emits various forms of […]