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How Did We Live Without Cell Phones?

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Everyone has had that detached-from-the-world feeling while traveling.  Whether it’s no cell phone service, no internet access, no smartphone apps, or using a paper roadmap instead of GPS.  It’s almost surreal to think about what life was like before these gadgets existed.  How on earth did people plan something as simple as a dinner date without a cell phone?  I guess people checked their home voicemail machines a lot?  The only thing I remember about those things is the miniature tapes that would always run out of time during important messages.

What can you not live without nowadays?  What has been so ingrained in your daily routine that it would be difficult to go an hour, a day, or a week without?  Here’s my quick list (trying to be specific, not just ‘internet’, ‘iphone’, etc.)

1. Google Maps/iPhone Maps App
I use this religiously.  It’s replaced roadmaps, yellow pages, radio traffic reports.  It’s particularly useful while traveling and looking for the nearest coffee shop.

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