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Don't Spend a Dime: The Path to Low-Cost Computing by James Floyd Kelly

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Chapter 6. E-Mail and Calendar

I love e-mail. And I love my calendar application. E-mail helps me to keep in touch with my family and friends (and my editor, a member of both groups). My calendar reminds me where I'm supposed to be or what's due and at what time (the Chapter 6 draft is due tomorrow!). My calendar will even send an e-mail message to me as a reminder (or a text message to my mobile phone, if I prefer)—how cool is that?

One day it hit me how dependent I had become on both of these applications. Like my mobile phone and my vehicle, my e-mail and calendar tools had become indispensable to both my personal life and my work. And just like losing my mobile phone or having the car in the shop for repairs, if my e-mail and calendar were ...

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