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mobile phones omg?
or buy cheap train tickets/?!?
and runs everywhere
It'll be 'golden' when some kind of automatic spelling and grammar checker comes in and corrects posts before they enter the database.
Utterly, utterly pointless piece of journalism. If they'd got someone funny to write it, then it could have been lifted above the mundane piece of nonsense that it was. But as it is: no way! you can live without technology?! WHAT. ARE. THE. CHANCES.
I'm hoping they commission my idea of 'Bamos: A Week Without Going On A Tram'.
but I've been comissioned a 52 weeks series to see if I can live without twitter. I'm gonna crack today, I can feel it.
i got a mobile phone in 2000, and i felt late to the party then.
But I just hate 'Could you live without...' features. Could you live without a car! A house! Your clothes! Air! The sky! Paper! Snow! A ghost!
You'll never manage it!
no way i could live without the tram!
how about finding some recluse who's been living on top of a hill for the past fifteen years in the wilds of scotland and making him use a blackberry/the internet/errr...
i don't know. i guess the whole point of the article is tanya gold is a stereotypical ditzy social butterfly type dependent on her phone and modern gadgets and stuff (but people stopped calling her anyway once all of them had failed to contact her once/she had told them she was writing an article and that they wouldn't be able to contact her...but then i didn't finish the article so maybe something interesting DID happen)
so shit idea
and depend upon the journalist's ability to be witty, self-deprecating and amusing, but this goes on forever and is so boring it's unreadable.
Tim Dowling would have done an article like this so much better.
''I don't have a clock either. Without my mobile, I will have no idea what time it is. So I dust off my Chairman Mao novelty alarm clock. It doesn't work, but neither did communism.''
in like 2008. for the metro or london lite or london paper or whatever. I thought it was a bit rubbish then and it was a whole month.
I fucking hate her. Try reading some of her other articles. When I vented my views on the Guardian website they kept taking them down because apparently you aren't allowed to call her a wanker even though she objectively is a massive wanker.
I don't know if you were aware of that, she hasn't mentioned it much...
I've been known to take my blackberry with me if I'm having a bath during work hours when working from home (because I forward my boss & my landlines to it).
And then I realised how c*ntish it was really. Who's going to panic and complain 'she's not actually working you know' if I don't return a call within five minutes?
And now I don't even have a bath!!!
"I am a freelance journalist..."
but on the whole, meh, I get the feeling it's a message that's been told before and better.