There’s a point when I think I rely on too many electronics. In fact, I’m currently sitting in the Detroit Airport with a laptop, a Kindle, an iPod, a camera and a cell phone. Thank goodness I keep it simple. There’s a slew of other items that I could have: handheld game systems, Fitbit (I do want one), a second cell phone, iPad (though that might just replace the laptop), external hard drive, wireless mouse, etc. Despite that – I’m still carrying FIVE different devices.
And all of them will require, at some point this week, some power charging (side note: airports are notoriously bad at having power outlets, which baffles me). Now not only am I carrying the device, I’m carrying the cords and/or batteries. It’s no wonder devices are getting smaller and purses are getting bigger.
This is when I think, Wouldn’t it be great if I could have one device that does everything? You know what that means? It means that if all five of my devices were packed into one – my entire life would be on it. That would be so simple. Except I lost my cell phone once. IT SUCKED. At that point, my phone didn’t even do anything beyond 300 texts a month and phone calls. So it also means that when I lose it or break it or it malfunctions, I’ll be utterly and completely out of luck. I don’t think I’m ready to put all my eggs into one basket quite yet.