Tomorrow will be one of those extremely rare days when I’m going to be involved in doing something that has absolutely nothing to do with info tech. As a commitment to that effort, I’m powering down the PC, shutting down the phone, and killing the pager. I’m going to be as comms-tech free as people were way back in… well, 1985 when I was already in my 20′s.
Interesting notion, that. In 1985, I had a home phone and an office phone. I had voice mail on the office line but not at the house. I had no access to a fax machine at either location and the 4 places I could dial in to with my 1200-baud modem had e-mail that would only reach other users of the specific system I was connected to at the moment. I can count on my 2 hands the number of e-mails I got that year. When I left the house for the day on a weekend – trips to the shopping mall, grocery store, auto mechanic, whatever – I was completely, totally unreachable. Often for as long as 16-18 hours at a shot.
Can you imagine?
Anyway, don’t count on hearing from me tomorrow. I’ll catch up with you on Thursday.