From my older blog, but still a relevant story:
I went to go see my nephew Greg a few weeks ago (actually, he’s not really my nephew, but he and his brother are kids of my wife’s childhood friend, and they call her “Aunt Maryellen”, so by virtue of being her husband, I’m “Uncle Dan”… anyway, now that I cleared that up, let’s get back to the story:)
Greg got his first apartment and real “adult” job (he’s 21), and invited me and his father out to dinner. I’m always up for a steak and drinks, so I happily went.
Greg had a nice apartment – it brought back memories of my first place. But there was one teeny little difference, and it strikes me as profound.
Greg doesn’t have a regular phone.
In fact, it’s beyond that – he doesn’t even see a need for one. He has his cell phone, and that’s it. He sees no need – none whatsoever – for a normal “land line” phone. Something that was normal to me – get an apartment and get the phone hooked up – was totally foreign to him.
So I did a little asking amongst the late teens and twenty-somethings I know.
Know what I found out?? NONE OF THEM HAVE “REGULAR” PHONES.
I’ll bet many phone companies and phone manufacturers didn’t see this coming.
Isn’t that something??