I've finally stopped resisting joining the full extent of the modern era, and got myself a cell phone today. Largely I avoided it because it was always one more battery-operated gadget I didn't really need, but also because I've never habitually been a phone user; if I need to talk to someone, I do it in person or online.
However, practical business considerations mean I now need to be reachable throughout the day when out and about, to know whether or not I need to get home and send, receive, edit or comment on ongoing design projects right away. (Hey, any Kanatans reading this: notice receiving any oddly-die-cut new local ad flyers over the weekend? Coupons for Gabriel Pizza and whatnot? That's mostly my work. I think they turned out quite well, except for a transparency issue on one side of the Kanata South one.)
I do resent being tied down, in a way; I'm no longer free from being hassled about minor details until I actually at least get home to my computer. But in another I'm quite happy to have a chance to indulge my musical geekiness, and use this
(warning: MIDI, possibly loud) as my ringtone. (Bless you, SmashTheTones.