August 24, 2010
Am I too plugged in...?
While packing for a quickie 3-day business trip this week, I pulled together my suits and ties and art gallery cuff links and polka dot socks, and then got to the important stuff I needed to take with me, my gizmos and gadgets.
And while organizing my crap to pack, a giant light bulb appeared above my head, more of a thought bubble really, with this line of thought:
How the hell many gadgets and gizmos do I effing need? Am I too wired? Too intravenously online? Too hooked on the buzz of connecting with people through high speed wireless connections?
What I brought with me:
1- laptop and cord
2- blackberry and charger (work)
3- iPhone and charger (mine)
4- iPod and charger (for running)
5- Kindle and charger
6- electric razor and batteries.
6.5- and I forgot the digital camera I was supposed to bring for work to take pictures of display set-ups (oops...).
I mean, for someone who doesn't travel with sex toys, this seems like a lot, doesn't it?
And this list doesn't included the GPS in my car, which I drove to the airport.
Now I am not claiming to travel light --- am Jewish and gay, people --- but I have to wonder how typical this is. Are we too wired for our own good? Are we addicted to technology? Can we be entertained without a modem? Are we just hooked on toys or the next new thing whatever it is? Uh, is it just me?
I think it's probably not just me. We probably are too wired. Ah, screw it, I still want, need, lust for an iPad. Y'know, boys and their toys...