For Christmas this year, my mother got me a Nook. She vacillated between the easy reader and one of the more advanced models, eventually going for the simpler (and cheaper, although she kindly made up the financial difference in a Barnes and Noble gift card) route.
Well, because I have an iPhone that’s pretty much my life. I mean, that baby has a camera, camcorder, calculator, and so on, never mind the internet options. I read the news on my iPhone. I get e-mail and texts on my iPhone. I keep in touch with friends, loved ones, and total strangers via Facebook and Twitter on my iPhone. I got notified about my tax return on my iPhone.
Well, you get the idea.
And so did my mom since she decided that, between the iPhone and my laptop, there was no earthly need to give me yet another internet-enabled device when the Simple Touch would certainly meet my needs as a book equivalent (well, almost-equivalent).
Yup, I’m definitely a card-carrying member of the “Technology Age”, and the things that have been lost along the way only bother me when I think about them.
Like now, as I’m contemplating Chicago Portfolio student Jake Reilly’s self-titled “Amish Project”, the gist of which involved dropping from the world of social networking—in other words, going without “Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, texting, and more for 90 days”.
This is a fascinating story to me, actually, namely because I’m pretty sure that I couldn’t pull it off. (I’m one of those annoying people that inform my Facebook followers know when I wake up in the morning and Tweet about the weather)
What I found relevant to you lovely ZL readers, though, is this: apparently, Reilly’s love life took a turn for the better that clearly coincided with his life change as he recaptured the heart of his long-term girlfriend by stamping a Christmas message into the snow outside her window.