How many numbers do you have stored in your phone? Fifty, a hundred, more? Well, they're the people for whom your phone is a great convenience - they know that they can call you and wherever you are, even if you don't pick up, they have asserted their presence as a part of your day. You are one person with one person's communication needs; they are legion, and they want and expect answers now. Want to know real convenience? Leave a message on my machine, or email me, and I'll get back to you when I fucking feel like it.
And that's just a small taste of "My Life Without A Cell Phone: An Amazing Tale Of Survival". It is a harrowing tale. [The Awl]