Slippery Slope

By Erin King

We did it. My husband and I finally joined the “smart phone world.” I know, we’re so behind the times. How did we make it this long without them? I have to say it was a drastic change. I went from having a GoPhone (with no camera), to owning an iPhone 3GS. I realize that the 3GS is so old school to most people, but not to me. I feel like I’m becoming “that” person. You know, the one always on their phone, probably walking into a water fountain because they’ve failed to notice their surroundings. It’s scary. I don’t want to be “that” person.

I will confess…I’m very grateful to have access to a camera and video at all times. It’s nice to be able to take a video within seconds and catch my toddler doing something so cute that He’ll probably only do once (no matter how many times I beg him to do it again). I’m hoping the novelty of this new phone will wear off soon and I’ll be able to come back down to earth.

How do you stay connected, but keep from becoming obsessed?

p.s. Photo taken in Instagram via my iPhone.

“The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.” -Bill Gates

“These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I’m not downplaying that. But it’s a disservice to constantly put things in this radical new light — that it’s going to change everything. Things don’t have to change the world to be important.” -Steve Jobs