ANN BAILEY: Weekend without cell phone proves gadget is more luxury than necessityI’m not someone who has to have the latest electronic gadget, but I have to admit I do like my cell phone. I especially like it in the winter because having it with me gives me a sense of security when I’m driving on drifted roads in the middle of nowhere. In fact, the reason I got my cell phone in the first place was because my husband, Brian, was concerned about me driving solo on country roads and highways across the region during the winter of 1996-1997. We had resisted buying a cell phone until that time because back then they were pretty expensive and we figured it was more of a luxury than a necessity.
By: Ann Bailey, Grand Forks Herald