Sunday, April 13, 2014


CELL PHONE STUFF, March 28, 2010.  Don't bother clicking the links to these old blogs, I'm just summarizing them. I wrote that blog after we searched on line, wanting to know whether or not to buy cell phones.

We were told about frequency radiation that was stronger than FM radio SAR levels,  (specific absorption rate) for the different popular models -- all fell below "1.6 watts per  kilogram of body tissue."  It sounded sort of technical but safe, till we bumped into a news alert  about lab rats dying that were hooked up to a cell phone for more than 2  hours. So, we just got another land line phone.

 CELL PHONE  CANCER?  7/18/2011.
Our daughter-in-law gave us two cell phones. John tried to use his. I put mine in a drawer. The IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) said cell phone exposure was "possibly carcinogenic to  humans," -- put cells in a category with DDT -- then mentioned increased risk of brain cancer. John didn't give his cell number to anyone, but used it to call me and tell me when he'd be home from rehearsal.

Since everyone I knew had a cell, and wasn't paying attention to life and death scare news, I wrote about cell phone photos. (I have a thousand photos of me dancing -- I don't look at them -- it's like fiddling with clothes I've outgrown.) But I figured cell phone photos become your memoirs -- like the book that most people want to write but don't have time to write. And praised the wonders of world-wide communication.

After reading about the new apps -- photo messages -- "Snapchat," and "Finding Love " -- how you swipe, and you can meet, date, or find a mate, I wrote this blog, and deleted it without publishing it. 

Hey, young, beautiful, famous Carrie Underwood said:
"My cell phone is my best friend. It's my lifeline to the outside world."

Jack Nicholson said:
I don't even own a cell phone.

Ted Turner said:
To be happy in this world, first you need a cell phone and then you need an airplane. Then you're truly wireless.

Jessie Venture said:
I'm going to put on my gravestone, 'He never owned a cell phone.'

Hmmm,  Somehow, that comforts me.

1 comment:

Carola said...

We have both a land-line for most of our use and cell phones for when we're out and about. Don't use them that much. My husband can take pictures with his but I have a really old cell phone that is only good for phone calls (fine with me,). I pay only $25 a year for my cell phone!