You don’t really realize how addicted you are until too late. That’s the kind of thing that’s a gamechanger.
On Sunday I lost my ipod (Classic 80 GB).
Don’t panic — I found it about six hours later.
But all the emotions were there: panic, fear, nervousness, etc. It’s not so much that I can’t function without it, it’s that I don’t want to. I listen to podcasts and music all the time. Private information is found on it as a backup. I almost never go anywhere without it and the ability to listen to it. So being without it is…unpleasant.
I realized awhile ago that I am so totally accustomed to it that if I lost mine in any way, I would immediately replace it, probably with the 64GB iTouch. Cost would not stop me — the money is already in savings.
That is, by very definition, a gamechanger. And I never even realized it until it had already changed things.