Tag Archives: technology

Fear of phone

Whenever I’m feeling old (AKA any given day), I like knowing that I can phone myself at the office, let it go to voicemail and hear the youthful tones of myself from 13 years ago telling strangers that I will … Continue reading

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Reply-all escalation

From: david.jones@bci.com| To: reg.carl@bci.com; staff@bci.com Subject: Re: News from Peggy Thanks for the update, Reg. Also, don’t forget to send me that link for the beard balm. ­—- Hi, everybody. Sorry for the reply-all. LOL. —- Hi again. Yes, I … Continue reading

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For pennies more

One evening, Deb pointed to a pile of plastic food containers stacked on the kitchen counter. “Aren’t you going to put those away?” she asked. “I like to reach a critical mass before I venture into the cupboard,” I said. … Continue reading

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The holdout

An acquaintance reacted to news that I don’t own a cell phone with the combination of ridicule and disbelief normally reserved for people who vote for the Green Party. “You must have a cell phone,” he said. “No, I honestly … Continue reading

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Google’s got me

It is with great pleasure and a scoop of ice cream on the side that I announce today that I have been acquired by Google. After many long hours of negotiations, plus minutes of Greco-Roman wrestling and one romantic weekend … Continue reading

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Desiderata 2.014

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there is in turning up your iPod and avoiding eye contact with that homeless person. As far as possible without surrender answer texts promptly, for they may reply with … Continue reading

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Get your SEO-face on

What is every North American’s dream? Long lustrous hair that flows in slow motion like a summer breeze, of course. But the other dream is to be number one at whatever it is we do. And the one thing that … Continue reading

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