A few months ago one of my kids spilled Dr. Pepper on my blackberry (and then tried to hide it from me, which was sweet), and there was no recovery. Almost immediately I went to buy a new phone and got one of those Fancy Schmancies that The Kids are using these days. Touch screen, slide-y keyboard, all the Features of which I totally know the names and absolutely use, and not just play mahjong. (you guys)
I have internet access on my phone, which kind of blows my mind when I think about it, but there it is. The convenience is that when I get an email, my phone lets me know and I'm able to check it - on my phone. This entire process, however, has proven problematic for me: I mean, while it's absolutely possible for me to reply to my email on my phone, I prefer to not do it; I'd rather wait until I can sit down with my laptop. And so I open my laptop and see that I don't have any unread email . . . because I already checked and read it on my phone . . . and then I forget to reply.
I'm thinking that the solution is going to be an entire shift in the way I think about email.
Either that or a bunch of post-it notes to remind me.
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