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Maxwell Ryan
Aug 10, 2007

Earlier this year I purchased a Netgear Skype WiFi Phone, all in the hopes of abandoning my landline for good. Mostly because I'm nearly always reachable via instant messaging/email (friends joke I email so quickly, it might as well be called instant messaging), I had up till very recently lived without a cellphone [insert gasp here] for over three years after being an avid early adopter of the technology. I realized I hated being able to be reached everywhere and anywhere; turning off and tuning out is one of life's luxuries these days. But the Skype service has proven to be unreliable, so for now, as ridiculous as it seems, I have three different phones and three different services. With so many voice communication options these days, it got me wondering how many people out there are actually just like myself, juggling a myriad of devices, not completely satisfied with any of them. There seems plenty of people who have abandoned the traditional phones, and now only have a cell. Yet, there are a few friends I know who still just have a plain old analog landline (I believe these people were called "hermits", "witches" and "that weirdo at the ontop of the hill" in another time).
-Gregory
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