Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Explain to Me How You Live Like This

Hey, what a week! I've been lax the last couple of know that isn't like me. But of course I am here on Choose and Defend Wednesday. This is another sort of technology based question. And stems from a real curiosity that I have. I don't think of myself as terribly dependent on technologies. But that is just stupid, because I really, really am. For example, the choice I am about to pose is really tough as far as I'm concerned. Yet I bet there are a number of you who have grown to love only one...or neither of these things. And I want to hear about that! So, please, Choose and Defend. Lay it out for me.

If you could have only one of the following, which would you Choose? And then, tell me about your choice and what it means to you. Defend.

Cell Phone

Cable / Satellite Television

I will admit it. I love them both. Or let us say, I have become dependent on them both. The choice is tough. For some of you it is easy, I'm sure. So tell us about it. Choose and Defend!


Churlita said...

That is tough. On hand I'm dependent on both. On the other, I think I'd be just fine without either. If I had to choose, I'd probably go with the cell phone, just because it's so handy now that the girls are in high school and I could just watch Netflix movies instead.

The Furtive Wangler said...

For me this is an easy one, I do a lot of travelling around for work and the cell phone enables me to keep in touch with my loved ones. Also, I don't actually subscribe to cable or satellite TV so it's probably one of those things that I wouldn't miss only because I've never gotten addicted to it (in the same way I've never tried cigarettes).

Pamela said...

Not tough at all. Cell phone. TV is a non-necessity to live life.

aliencg said...

I lived with a land line forever and could probably still get by with it. I love all of the Discovery Channels, the History Channel and Travel Channel (which is a Discovery Network).

I have to say Cable TV.

laura b. said...

Churlita: I definitely agree that having kids plays a big part in the whole cell phone phenomenon. And thank you for providing a reasonable alternative to cable! Good defense :-) So, one for cell phones.

FW: Excellent point and one I was hoping would come can't miss what you don't have! And I can definitely see as a family man traveling how you would rely upon your cell. Two for cell phones :-)

NoRegrets: I don't understand. haha! Seriously though, that is very cool. And makes it three for cell phones!

AlienCG: I like your defense too. There are alternatives to the cell and along with the crazy shenanigans I watch there are things on tv that are educational and informative. One for cable television :-)

Everyone: The score has opened at 3-1 with cell phones dominating. I'd love to hear more. Tell me how you live like you do!

Sebastien said...

Cell phone, keeps us connected to friends and family and is more interactive than television.

Sebastien said...

And in terms of practical functionality, a cell phone is way more important. Can run your business, place orders, do pretty much everything!

Tara said...

Cellphone. It doesn't have to be attached at the hip, but I like it for emergencies...Like when I don't have cable TV. Heh...

Anyway, yes I choose a cellphone.

daffy said...

It would be the telly... my daughter has a fab telly in her bedroom.. Why? When we have a crappy one? I might go swap whilst she's sleeping at her Grandmas... hehe

movin down the road said...

the phone, all the way. you can probably watch tv on it too

dmarks said...

Cable TV. I've had it since 1968. Sometimes days go by without me using my cell phone.

laura b. said...

Sebastien: You have also made very good aguments on behalf of the cell phone. My favorite is that it is more interactive. So true.
This is four for cell phones.

Tara: haha! You're a little torn aren't you? But I accept that answer. :-) Five for the cell phone!

Daffy: How does that happens where the kids get the good stuff and we get the scraps? Do you think you'd get away with pulling a switch? Let me know :-) And you make two for cable tv.

Movin': Ah ha...another point here. Using the phone for your viewing pleasure. Very good. This makes six for the cell phone.

Dmarks: Long time user...that would be a hard habit to break :-) That is three for cable!

Everyone: Current count 6-3 with cell phones up. Anyone else want to weigh in here? Don't be shy.