“One servant is worth a thousand gadgets” Joseph Schumpeter
I recently heard a radio DJ ask, “If you had to choose between your smart phone or one of your kidneys, what would it be?” I listened as callers reported their choices, most of them saying they would rather lose a kidney than their smart phone. A telling commentary on where we have come in our society in such a short time. We’ve become addicted to those mini-computers haven’t we?
I too am crazy about my iPhone. Sure, being able to check FB and Instagram any place anytime is fun, but what I love most about my phone is the ability to make lists and receive reminders. I am a list-making nerd. A list making nerd who sometimes adds an item that’s already been completed because it’s thrilling to check off said item again. Anyway…
I make my daily to-do list first thing in the morning or before going to bed. I like the app called “Any Do” (it’s free). On this list, I include all of my regular reminders (ex.: 1. put on Hazmat Suit and clean the boy’s toilet 2. Return Sonya’s call etc.).