I work around a lot of engineers who are "in love" with gadgets and technology. As someone who doesn't own a PDA or a Blackberry, I sit back and laugh every time they get frustrated when one of their gadgets goes haywire.
My "palm pilot" consists of writing information that I want to remember on a yellow sticky pad and sticking it onto my wallet. When I return home at night and pull my wallet out I am immediately reminded of the information.
Many people do not realize that their reliance on cellular phones and other wireless communication devices has turned them into electronic slaves; shackled in the prison of technology. When used in moderation, there are certainly benefits to these devices, however, first we need to determine the difference between convenience, desire, and necessity.
Simply put, do we truly need everything we want?