ON CALLER ID AND THE IDOLATRY OF CONTROL

ON CALLER ID AND THE IDOLATRY OF CONTROL

I’ve been thinking about Caller ID, this wonderful technological marvel that allows us to see who is calling us before we need to hear who is calling us. To be true, there are some very real, vital benefits that can come from this advancement in call screening (allowing people who really do need to avoid speaking to someone to avoid speaking to someone), however I think, by and large, it speaks to a larger issue in our lives… namely, our compulsive need to control.

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