Q: I’ve had the same cell phone for a couple of years, and granted, it’s kind of big, but it still works. I just feel like there’s a new cell phone coming out every week—the RAZR, the SLVR, the KRZR. Do I have to buy the latest phone every time a new one comes out just to look hip?
A: It does look kind of bad to have one of those walkie-talkie-size phones. It makes you look unhip and poor. Although one doesn’t want Derek Zoolander’s phone, when it comes to accommodating communication technology within the pocket of your pants, the smaller the better, I say. The newer cell phones are not only superior performancewise; they also emit less radiation. As with most things technological, progress presses on, and it’s usually worth it to keep up.