What would life be like without a cell phone? | Marketplace.org

Spectators take pictures with their smartphones as they watch a parade celebrating Britain's athletes who competed in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in central London on September 10, 2012. Britain was bidding a fond farewell om September 10 to a golden summer of Olympic and Paralympic sport with a victory parade by athletes through London ending up at Buckingham Palace. AFP PHOTO / POOL / STEFAN WERMUTH        (Photo credit should read STEFAN WERMUTH/AFP/GettyImages)
Spectators take pictures with their smartphones as they watch a parade celebrating Britain’s athletes who competed in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in central London on September 10, 2012. Britain was bidding a fond farewell om September 10 to a golden summer of Olympic and Paralympic sport with a victory parade by athletes through London ending up at Buckingham Palace. AFP PHOTO / POOL / STEFAN WERMUTH (Photo credit should read STEFAN WERMUTH/AFP/GettyImages)

What do you suppose life would be like if you’d never gotten hooked on that oh-so-handy electronic tether?

Gary Sernovitz is the managing director of the investment firm Lime Rock Partners. And he doesn’t have a cell phone.

“For the last two decades, I have spent 83 percent of my waking hours enjoying the freedom of not owning a cellphone, 5 percent feeling smug about it, 2 percent in situations in which a phone would have been awfully convenient and 10 percent fielding incredulous questions,” he wrote for the Wall Street Journal. “But in a few weeks, I will buy a phone. I am scared. I am afraid of losing a small part of my identity.”

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