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Remote Senselessness – Deadwalkers

Posted on November 3rd, 2015

I remember when I got my first cell phone in the spring of 2000. It was a PrimeCo brand and it was ridiculously expensive. I believe I paid $40 a month for 250 “anytime” minutes and then had maybe 1,000 minutes available after like 9 p.m. or something ridiculous. I was still an undergrad and it was a foolish expenditure and unnecessary. Fortunately it was a month-to-month plan so I wasn’t roped into anything; that experiment lasted a month. I didn’t need it, none of my friends had them at the time. In those days, people still stuck to their plans if they were to meet you, or at least you knew where the usual haunts were. It was, after all, college, and this was, after all, a college town. Not New York or Chicago where the possibilities are endless. And sometimes you just never crossed paths with those you had hoped to or intended to. That’s what the next morning was for, to recant the evening and all the shenanigans that took place. Another thing about the “good old days” (pre-cell phones) was that you couldn’t hide behind them and act as if you were doing something or talking … testContinue reading

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