Come on, seriously does anyone really like having one of these things? Does anyone like to say to someone who has taken the time to see you in person that the effort they have made to see you in person is not as worthy as someone who has just called you on your mobile phone? I think the reality is that we like other people having them. We all the love the ability to contact someone at any time and make ourselves the most important thing in their life. How many times have you heard someone complain “I don’t know why xxx even bothers having a mobile phone if they won’t answer it!” Well, I bet that (a) the caller is the one to benefit from the call (b) and the reason they were calling is not really that important, and is something that should have been organised a few days ago or could be organised in a few days time.
Goal 1 for 2005: Don’t own a mobile phone.