Thursday, September 2, 2010

the Grid and the Smartphone

What exactly is the GRID. I read a book once where the main character went off the grid. No credit cards, no trace of the guy at all. No cell phone!

In the last 5 years or so, we've all become accustomed to our smart phones. We're connected to...cyberspace. My FH will instant message me when I'm in the other room...I never get it because he's more connected to his BBerry than I am.

At first I refused to get a smartphone, now I can't really go anywhere without it. I went on a 2 week vacation to Europe last year, and updated photos to facebook every day. I couldn't wait to post them and read comments. They helped me to stay "connected" to my friends and family.

Tomorrow I leave on a nice 4 day vacation, hopefully away from the Hurricane (Earl) and my Smartphone. I see my friends are still connected, and currently have a love hate relationship with my Smartphone(s). Yes, I have 2. One for work and one for personal. Oh, and an itouch too!

Yesterday's conversation went something like this:

ME: "do you remember if we get service?"
FH: "no"
Me: "hmmmm"
FH: - no comment

Which is funny since I think his phone would grow into his hip if it could.

So, I'm wondering if I will be off the grid for the next 4 days and not get any service. It would be nice, but then you wouldn't get to see sunset's like this until Tuesday:

photo credit Deanna Briggs who is already there

Until tomorrow then, or until Tuesday....

1 comment:

  1. Completely agree on the feeling connected with technology while be far away - but 4 days isn't to bad - Have fun being disconnected!