Over the past few months I've been trying to get more organized with deadlines, upcoming shows to promote, my work schedule, release dates and events. I've utilized the calendar function on my outdated Blackberry Curve, the calendar function on my too-good-to-be-true iPod Touch, a pocket date book, and sometimes small tidbits of paper stuffed in my pants pocket. Nothing seems to be effective.
I've been reading reviews of different Droids and smart phones offered by my cellular phone provider, but the more dependent on an all-in-one option that I become the more I really want to abandon the notion of upgrading and escape to some wooded cabin and only communicate by mail. Conflicting feelings I suppose. As my need for more technological gadgetry increases, my desire to be so connected decreases.
I've maintained an opinion that cell phones have been driving us away from normal inter-personal communication for some time now. I have become a victim of the dependence on text messaging and email messaging, and for a long time I rarely placed a phone call to anyone. I'm hoping that as I strive to get away from my text-heavy ways, a new phone can help organize my day-to-day while I start to use a cell phone for it's intended purpose: making calls.