Jan 11th 2013 The Little Sleep
Speaking of cell phones, let me tell you a little story. The first time I made it across the pond was in 1998, when I traveled to Paris. On a personal level, it is hard to believe that was 15 years ago, but in the big picture it hasn’t been that long. One of the first things I noticed was that everybody seemed to be talking on a little bitty telephone. Now, we had cell phones in the U.S. then, but the bag phone and the “brick” still were ubiquitous, and there still existed the preconception that those who owned them were pretentious show-offs. I pondered what I saw on the streets of the French capital and finally reached the conclusion, “Of course! They’re not as well off as we Americans! They probably can’t afford to have phones in their homes!” I learned so much on that trip.