Mobile phone mania has reached a fever pitch in many countries around the world. One of those countries is the United Kingdom, where people won’t be caught dead or otherwise unawares without at least one mobile. Now comes word that a full one-third of people surveyed said they wouldn’t give up their mobiles even for a million pounds. (That’s money, not stuff.)
Mobiles scored even bigger numbers in the “social requirement” category (76 percent) and in the “vital to maintaining quality of life” category (a whopping 85 percent). You have to wonder, though, if the people who said they wouldn’t trade their mobiles for a million pounds really thought through what they were being asked. Mobiles are a convenient way to communicate these days, but they’re certainly not the only way. Laptops are getting smaller and smaller, and wristwatch gadgets will reach the promise of Dick Tracy any day now. Mind you, I’m not as do-or-die as many people, but I’d definitely take the money. Would you?