Hehe, now you're making me feel really old, when you young guys are calling yourselves dinosaurs! I've been in jobs that required 24x7 availability for pretty much my entire career. From a decade as a first responder back when pagers were "new" and we had to get a page and drive to a pay phone / phone booth. lol. Then it was on to IT work and getting called to fix things after hours. Then into IT security work and called / alerted after hours and weekends for hackers and for other IT issues. So the cell phone and remote compute has certainly made that off-hours response easier for those of us that have to respond. Many systems can even be accessed from the phoneputer and fixed from there nowadays. So I guess for me both pro and con. The availability has to be there in some fashion, and the cellphone makes response more timely for me, so I guess more efficient in returning me to my free hours. I'm a tech geek and not an Apple fan either. I do like my Pixel phone and usually stay within a year or two of the latest tech, just because I love playing with the features and tech. Even though I carry it always, I don't actually use it much (Except for now tracking steps and activity along with my smart watch, got to work on the health!) I hate using the small screen and thumb buttons. I save my other stuff for the large screen and typing. I type fast and hate the time it takes to thumb out a message. I'll sometimes read email on the phone, but hate responding to email or ick text messages.
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