I spend way too much time frigging around on the interwebz. I admit that. But, I like to think (I'm smug, to be honest) I manage to keep technology to the limits that work for my life. You won't ever see me ignoring my dinner companion because I'm texting. I can actually hold a face to face conversation with humans.
A few years ago, I ditched my smart phone and went back to a flip phone. The cost of the data plan didn't match up to the 90% of silly, non-essential text messages.
But, this week, I regretted not having a smart phone for the first time since giving it up.
I had to travel to a big town, several hours drive away for a meeting. I printed out turn by turn directions. And the directions google gave me were totally crap. I was directed to a dead end at an industrial site. Then, I called the office where the meeting was to be held . . . only to be given totally crap directions by their receptionist. (Jimmy says he was just ordained last month . . . I don't see him being able to guide souls to heaven if he can't even direct people to his office building.)
Finally, I found a mail carrier and was able to get decent directions. I knew there was a reason I've always loved mail carriers.
But, having a gps on a smart phone would have been helpful too.