March 29, 2002
Is the path in time for a status tool to become a necessity based entirely on how the use of the item affects the lifestyle of the person without it? Remember beepers? It used to be considered a status symbol, mainly by drug dealers but soon by employees of business who travel and now has become essential for communication for everyone. This has happened with the cell phone that one annoyed people who caught sight of someone using it and now is almost a mechanical extension of the hand I am writing this thought through the medium of the computer.