Now with smartphones, the disconnect is exactly that: a complete disconnect and it's done quietly, with the upset communicator hitting a button and removing you from the equation without so much as an explanation. It just happens on the click of a button. No slam and no warning.
This National Nurses Week, as we recognize the many wonderful ways that nurses make a difference in our lives every day, let's not forget those excellent listeners and reassuring voices who are standing by on the other end of the phone.
Our telephone habits have changed, but so have the infrastructure and design of the handset.
Imagine how different the world would be if someone like Che Guevera became president of a powerful country and inspired others to new heights of justice and fairness? Well, that is what it is like having John Legere as CEO of a major corporation.
The subject of this matter comes with a little screen that announces the time, date, and how many calls you missed (if you care). It flashes names of people calling, so don't answer if you want to avoid the guy selling the latest Caribbean trip or a new vacuum cleaner.