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Cell Phone Trivia
March 10, 2008, 1:08 am
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Cell Phone Trivia: Who is the only teenager in the Western Hemisphere without a Cell phone?

Answer: My daughter Allison.  She is an 8th grader and she has assured me that she remains as the last teenager standing without a cell phone.

So, we’ve had a talk or two about cell phones.  And, my problem is not fundamentally with the money (forgetting where much of her money comes from, she has offered to pay) , nor is it with her having her own number. 

My concern about her getting a phone it isn’t even so much about her talking on the thing.  

My greater concern is this continual texting (which even though she doesn’t have a phone of her own, she can do at the speed of light on her mom’s phone).  As I have told her, how one communicates, the method, shapes who we are.

Turns out that there is an article in the New York Times today about texting, which I plan to print off for our next discussions about having a cell phone. 

And, I suppose, one of these days my daughter will have a phone.

HT: Common Grounds Online

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Funny Thing.

Caleb is certain that when he becomes a teen, he will take Allison’s place as the last teenager with out a cell phone.

Andrew

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