Are You a Slave To the Beeps?

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I found this interesting piece in an AP article talking about watches losing ground to electronic devices. No surprise here, my cell phone/blackberry has replaced my watch for a long time. I still sometimes wear a watch but that’s more due to wanting to look fashionable.

The part I did find interesting is depending on your Blackberry beeps to control your life.

“I don’t check my watch anymore. My watch checks me,” says Sean MacPhedran, a 27-year-old from Ottawa, Ontario, who works in advertising. He’s referring to the beeps and vibrations his BlackBerry makes to remind him of his obligations.

“On the one hand, I’ve become a slave to its beeps,” he says. “But on the other hand, it automates a lot of things that I would have to do manually otherwise, like try to remember when I’m supposed to go learn how to cha-cha or call a client.”

Wow and I thought it was just me! I jokingly tell my girlfriend the best way to spend time together is to send me a meeting request through Outlook so I can see if I can fit her in.

Anyone else with this issue?

  • http://lawrence.chen-online.net/ TheDreamer

    It had been on my list for a long time to buy a new watch, one with the right mix of form and function. I always thought I couldn’t function without a watch on my wrist, but since becoming watch free after a holiday flight….I’ve discovered other than the bare feeling of my wrist, I don’t miss it.

    Though I might still have to get a watch as backup….

  • http://lawrence.chen-online.net TheDreamer

    It had been on my list for a long time to buy a new watch, one with the right mix of form and function. I always thought I couldn’t function without a watch on my wrist, but since becoming watch free after a holiday flight….I’ve discovered other than the bare feeling of my wrist, I don’t miss it.

    Though I might still have to get a watch as backup….

  • http://www.politicaldisgust.com/ Political Disgust

    I am more then a slave to my Blackberry, it literally owns me day and night. I posted an article about this today on my blog. I am a slave in every sense of the world to my Curve and it is almost an actual part of me. I wonder when these phones will replace …. family!


    Political Disgust
    http://www.politicaldisgust.com

  • http://www.politicaldisgust.com Political Disgust

    I am more then a slave to my Blackberry, it literally owns me day and night. I posted an article about this today on my blog. I am a slave in every sense of the world to my Curve and it is almost an actual part of me. I wonder when these phones will replace …. family!


    Political Disgust
    http://www.politicaldisgust.com