June 30, 2009
Posted: 01:11 PM ET
So here we are in Day 2 of this week's Tech Torture with Topher. This week, I'm giving up my iPhone to see how hard it is to live without constant Web and e-mail connectivity. After one day, I have one thing to say:
I WANT MY PHONE BACK!
OK, I feel better now.
Already this morning I had a real problem because I didn't have my smartphone.
When I got to work I went straight to my first scheduled meeting instead of going to my desk. I sat in the conference room, alone, for about 10 minutes until a very nice person walked in and told me the meeting location had been moved. They had sent an e-mail while I was on my way to work in my car. Without my iPhone, I had no way of getting it. Oops.
My first post on this topic Monday has already attracted a lot of great comments. I want to quickly touch on some audience questions.
Yes, believe it or not, part of my job involves the use of Facebook, Twitter and AIM. I know, tough work if you can get it.
I'm also getting a lot of people saying that they refuse to get a smartphone for their job and how freeing that is to them. My response: If you have a job where your boss doesn't make you have a smartphone so that you can be reachable at all times, I say, ROCK ON!! But I do not. I work in a 24/7 news industry, and my bosses need to communicate with me via e-mail all the time. Lucky me.
Keep the comments going and hop on over to Twitter if you want to join the conversation there.
Other post in this series:
Tech Torture with Topher: Bye-bye smartphone
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